Typical scenario elderly patients and dependant adults being neglected and left in corridors because there weren’t enough nurses working in these skilled nursing facilities to give them adequate patient care.
Then bed sores also known as decubitus ulcers and pressure sores manifested as the nursing home residents were not being turned when needed. This of course leads to infections and compromised health and in many many cases the death of the elder and someone’s loved one.
“It is very important that patient care is made a priority, monitored according to the law and that the infection control process are being properly managed,” says Peck Law Group Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyer Steven Peck.
The understaffing of Nurses at acute care hospitals and long term care facilities is a major cause of the long term care crisis that is prevelant in our society today and shall critically worsen as the population grows older says Elder Abuse Attorney Peck.
Unfortunately, we are being constantly advised that our cash strapped government do not have the resources to enforce the rights of our beloved elders and dependant adults to receive the quality of care they are legally entitled to.
About the Author
Attorney Steven Peck has been practicing law since 1981. A former successful business owner, Mr. Peck initially focused his legal career on business law. Within the first three years, after some colleagues and friend’s parents endured nursing home neglect and elder abuse, he continued his education to begin practicing elder law and nursing home abuse law.