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June 26, 2019

3 Reasons Nursing Home Neglect Takes Place

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There are hundreds of reasons nursing home neglect and abuse exist, but these are three of the most common in our experience.


Under-Staffed Facilities

The easiest and most direct way to save money is to pay fewer people. Unfortunately, management in many nursing homes across the country, and here in Arkansas, cut costs by reducing staff and hoping everything will turn out okay. Residents aren’t tended to as often, aren’t turned on schedule, or, at worst, outright ignored altogether. Responsibilities are forgotten and the standard of care plummets. It’s a serious problem that leads to countless injuries and deaths every year.


Improper Training and Underpaid Staff

In a perfect world, every staff member of our nursing homes, would be properly accredited and trained for their full list of duties and responsibilities. In our world, though, management and institutions are more often than not looking at their bottom line and not following through with proper protocols as it relates to training. The staff who is not properly trained is also being paid the least and, at the end of the day, it’s our loved ones who suffer.


Negligent Supervision and Greedy Management

Strong, ethical leadership is the cornerstone of a well-run nursing home. If upper-management makes safety, training of staff, and quality of life of our seniors the priority, everything else will, more often than not, fall into place. However, not all institutions are built with the ethical vision they should be. When the end goal of the nursing home is profits and wealth, the ones who suffer are not only the staff that is stretched to its limit but the residents who are receiving negligent care at best and fatal treatment at worst. It’s the reality we live in and it’s my goal to hold these institutions accountable.

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