Nursing Home Facilities' Conditions "Have Recently Worsened" According to Attorney, Described as a Crisis Situation

A new report is claiming that many nursing homes in one area are falling short in regards to meeting patient’s basic needs, proper staffing, and eluding abuse.   According to one attorney who represents nursing home neglect and abuse victims and their families, common deficiencies of these facilities include lack of proper patient hydration, permitting of pressure ulcers, and mobility assistance.  

“It’s not that people that work at nursing homes are evil, contrary to that, it is that it’s a for-profit business and the less people and the less trained they are, and the less you pay them, the more profit you make,” stated the attorney in an interview.   He went on to state that conditions in nursing home facilities appear to have worsened in recent years.   For more, read the story