A recent investigation of some Texas nursing homes has shown some shocking
results. Federal data collected amongst the nations states with the largest
number of registered elderly care facilities. The data shows an averaged
failing grade for nursing homes and assisted living centers in Texas.
Common Causes Of Nursing Home Abuse
There are many factors that can lead to nursing home abuse or depreciation
of care for those residing in an assisted living facility. One of the
biggest problems facing nursing homes is untrained and under qualified
staff. Too often to cut costs, nursing homes will hire under qualified
nursing assistants who do not understand some of the special needs and
care that our elderly require and deserve. As a result negligence can occur.
Medications being administered in a timely and proper manner are important
to maintain anyone’s health, especially those in assisted living
situations. If a nurse or nursing home aid is careless in their schedule
and begins to fall short in their promises of care and timely health assistance
to someone in need of their medication, that resident could unfortunately
suffer serious side effects and advanced health complications as a result.
There are also darker sides to nursing home abuse, such as physical abuse.
Sometimes nurses and care providers can become impatient and temperamental
with requests and become emotionally unstable, thus resulting in a bout
of abuse. Bruising, cuts, bed sores, and overal deprecation of standard
of living for an elderly resident are all sadly common in Texas nursing
homes. Although these inhumane conditions occur, they cannot always be
covered up. That is where The Kyle Law Firm stands to help.
Contact The Kyle Law Firm Today
Nursing home abuse should not be tolerate. The essential torture and mistreatment
of a human being, let alone an innocent elderly loved one, should be compensated
for. If you or an elderly one you know has been a victim of serious neglect
and nursing home abuse, contact The Kyle Law Firm today to schedule a
free case evaluation.