When New Yorkers place their elderly loved ones in nursing homes or assisted living facilities, they do so with the expectation that the care received will be exemplary. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case.
Facility failures and the resulting tragic consequences to residents exist because too many facilities are more concerned with profits than with the people in their care. Below are just a few of the most pressing problems:
Bed sores are skin ulcers that can sometimes go down to the bone. They are horribly painful and, once established, difficult to treat and cure. Insufficient staffing and inadequate training are the key causes of bed sores.
All too often nursing home slip-and-fall accidents are the result of substandard care. Patients suffer falls that could have been prevented with proper care.
Many elderly patients are unable to adequately feed themselves and need assistance in cutting and eating their food.
The elderly are convenient victims. Taking advantage of the frequent inability of residents to voice complaints, facility operators maximize profits by keeping temperatures extremely low in the winter and extremely high in the summer.
Many nursing home and assisted living facility employees are minimum wage workers with little training or experience. They have minimal incentive to provide quality care for the elderly.
All too often, nurses and physicians at nursing homes use medication as a way to make their lives easier. They have learned from practice that drugging their patients is a way to keep them quiet, manageable and subdued.
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