Improper Staffing in Santa Rosa Nursing Homes
A top cause of nursing home negligence is improper staffing. Nursing home operators, in attempts to save money, sometimes fail to hire enough staff. When a nursing home is understaffed, employees often are overworked and fatigued. They are more prone to make mistakes or cut corners, which can lead to nursing home abuse or nursing home negligence.
If your loved one was injured due to improper staffing at a nursing home, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. Call (707) 575-7141 today to find out how a Santa Rosa elder abuse lawyer can help you. At The Law Offices of Freeman & Freeman, a nursing home negligence attorney is ready to stand up for your rights.
Many of the more than 16,000 nursing homes in the United States are understaffed. For families with loved ones in nursing homes, this is particularly distressing, considering that the average cost of care for a nursing home resident exceeds $70,000 a year.
ISSUES CAUSED BY IMPROPER STAFFING
When a nursing home is understaffed, a variety of problems may come to the surface, including, but not limited to:
- Substandard care
- Neglect (a resident might be left unattended for lengthy periods of time)
- Elopement, or wandering off by a resident who needs supervision
- Medication errors
- Unsanitary environment
- An unfriendly environment due to low morale among staff
Sonoma County Nursing Home Ratings & Safety Violation Information
The rates of injuries from nursing home patients around the country has gotten higher in recent years, and that trend does not look like it will be subsiding in the near future, even in Santa Rosa. That’s why the associates at Freeman & Freeman have taken it on our own to conduct thorough research into fully understanding the nursing homes across Santa Rosa and Sonoma County. We will stop at nothing for any of our client’s investigative needs, thus we are going to share the research we’ve conducted on Santa Rosa’s nursing homes.
By utilizing our overview of nursing home ratings and safety violations, you and your loved ones can make an informed decision about where to re-locate an elderly family member if they’re ready to make the transition into their first nursing home in Santa Rosa, or if your loved one is looking to re-locate themselves from a troubling experience at a nursing home.
This page will also delve into what we do, what we look for, signs of abuse and inferior care, how we can help and what to do if you suspect poor care. The information on this page will undoubtedly give you a much broader spectrum of information in terms of Santa Rosa’s nursing homes, and ultimately could keep your loved ones out of abusive situations or help you navigate your options when nursing home abuse affects you and your family. Click here to read more about Sonoma County nursing home ratings and safety.
CONTACT A NURSING HOME NEGLIGENCE ATTORNEY
An improperly staffed nursing home should never be tolerated if your loved one is suffering abuse or neglect. At The Law Offices of Freeman & Freeman, we can put our resources and knowledge to work for your family. We have experience investigating all types of nursing home abuse and negligence cases, including those involving understaffed nursing homes. Contact us today for a free consultation. You may be entitled to compensation for future medical care and other damages.