When relatives become aged, families may struggle to provide the necessary care that their loved ones require.
In these difficult situations, many place their trust in a nursing home or assisted living facility in the hope that qualified professionals can meet the medical and personal needs of their loved ones. When nursing home residents are neglected, injured, or abused, the results can be tragic.
Any business, including a nursing home, cannot properly do a job unless it is willing to hire enough competent staff. Under-staffing at a nursing home puts our loved ones at risk in the following ways:
- decreased time with a nursing professional
- inadequate food intake
- injuries related to bed sores
- over-worked employees, which lead to a high turnover rate and an inexperienced work force.
Under-staffed nursing homes put patients at risk, yet many owners knowingly fail to hire enough employees as a way to boost profits.
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