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Nursing homes often lack adequate staff

Watching your parents age and become less able to take care of themselves can prove tremendously difficult, and so, too, can making the decision to place one or both of them into a nursing home or assisted living facility. At Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld, LLP, we recognize that many nursing homes across New York and the nation lack adequate staff, and that this can dramatically affect the quality of care your loved one will receive while living in them.

According to PBS, understaffing at nursing homes is a prevalent problem across the United States, and the administrators at many such residential environments lie to the government about exactly how many staff members they have working at a given time. While the understaffing problem can impact the level of care residents receive anytime, it appears to be an especially serious issue on weekends.

Just how common is understaffing at nursing homes and similar facilities? According to the results of one 2014 study, one out of every eight American nursing homes has too few nurses working at any given time. Just how can this impact the quality of care your parents or other loved ones receive?

As you can imagine, when nursing homes lack adequate staff, there simply are not enough workers around to accommodate resident needs. This can lead to a host of health problems and injuries, some of which can be gravely serious in nature. For example, when nursing homes lack adequate staff, they may not have enough workers around to help immobile residents when they need to use the bathroom, change or what have you. When these residents try to move anyway, they face a heightened risk of falls and suffering fall-related injuries. Bedsores, too, can develop when workers fail to move immobile patients at regular intervals, which is another unfortunate consequence of understaffing. You can find more about nursing home negligence on our webpage.

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