Nursing homes in New York come under many different names nowadays such as care center, assisted-living facility or retirement home, but their purpose remains the same: to provide quality care for the ailing and elderly residents within their walls. The ideal facility has a nurse on site at all times, adequate staff to monitor residents' conditions and reporting systems that provide emergency assistance and additional medical care when needed. Unfortunately, there are many nursing homes that fail to do this and the resulting nursing home neglect can lead to resident injuries and even death.
When elderly New York City residents are no longer able to care for themselves, the decision is often made to put them into a private nursing home. However, families of these people may want to carefully consider all of their options. Some nursing homes that are set up as for-profit organizations have been found to focus more on making money than on providing quality care for their residents and patients, leading to a rising number of lawsuits.
Many of us have difficulty performing job duties or other important tasks while distracted. Employees who are distracted by aside conversations or other stimuli tend to exhibit a decrease in productivity and an increase in mistakes and errors. A new study shows that surgeons are no different and that, when distracted, the likelihood of surgical errors occurring greatly increases.