Overworked and Understaffed Nursing Homes Are No Excuse for Resident Deaths

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Not all nursing home workers mean to do harm to residents. Actually, we would venture to guess that many nursing home workers want to do what’s best for each individual resident—otherwise they would have gone into an easier line of work.

Yet, Many Nursing Home Workers Can’t Adequately Care for Residents

Here’s why: they simply aren’t given the time and the tools to do their jobs appropriately. More specifically, some nursing homes in Louisville, Deer Park, and the surrounding areas fail to hire enough doctors, nurses, aides, and other staff to adequately care for their residents. The staff that are there are overworked and don’t have enough hours in the day to develop and/or implement the care plans that are required for the nursing home residents.

This May Not Be the Fault of a Staff Member, but it May Be Negligence

You, and your loved one, may have developed a relationship with an individual staff member. You may value the care that the staff member tried to provide to your loved one while trying to do a job that simply couldn’t be done given the resources available. That could make the owners or managers of the nursing home negligent and liable for your loved one’s death.

Has Your Loved One Been Injured in a Nursing Home?

If you believe your loved one is being subjected to nursing home abuse you need to speak with an experienced Kentucky nursing home neglect attorney as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our office directly at 888.450.4456 to schedule a free consultation.

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