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May 30, 2014 by |

Understaffing in Nursing Homes Linked to Elder Abuse


Analysis of New data has indicated that understaffing in nursing homes can be directly linked to elder abuse. Advocates dedicated to preventing elder abuse launched a new campaign that reviews published data and studies to evaluate the relationship between understaffing and elder abuse. Studies published in the various health journals allegedly that understaffing directly impacts the quality of care. These studies allege that nursing homes with less staff provided subpar care when compared to those with more staff. California nursing home abuse attorneys would like to see all nursing homes with sufficient staff to care for their patients.

Some nursing homes and assisted living facilities admit a higher percentage of patients that require more acute care. In general, Medicare pays nursing homes and facilities more for patients who require specialized care. The facilities are supposed to provide more intensive care and nurses to these patients. Allegedly, most facilities do not increase their staffing to provide services for the patients who require the specialized care . Understaffing is a sign of nursing home abuse. Allegedly, at some facilities it is difficult to find any staff members when needed. It is also alleged that some facilities are unaware of a patient’s specific needs. California nursing home abuse attorneys remind the public that the inability to locate properly trained staff that is knowledgable about the specific needs of patients could be a sign of neglect and elder abuse.

Elder abuse prevention campaigns, California elder abuse attorneys, and elder advocates seek justice for patients that have been subjected to this mistreatment. With the support of friends and family, elder abuse victims can find information to help their loved ones through many of the campaigns and advocates dedicated to stopping elder abuse. California nursing home abuse attorneys are concerned about the growing numbers of nursing home abuse complaints..
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