In the April 15, 2015 edition of the New York Times, the front page features an article about nursing homes and whether they are properly staffed with nurses, nurses aides, and physicians. It is an interesting article well-worth reading, and pertinent excerpts are copied here.
In Race for Medicare Dollars, Nursing Home Care May Lag
Nursing Home Negligence is responsible for the deaths and serious injuries sustained. Highly attributed to under qualified and under staffed workers, nursing home negligence occurs when nursing home workers fails to fulfill any minimum requirements to fulfill the obligations or duties to a resident.
Due to fear, inability to communicate, or illnesses, nursing home residents do not tell anyone that nursing home negligence is occurring.
Families of nursing home residents should take the time to thoroughly evaluate the conditions of the facility, in addition to learning signs of nursing home negligence. Nursing home negligence fails to provide residents with basic needs, including food, water, clothing, medicine, hygiene, and other essentials.