April 9, 2021
What Care Do Nursing Homes Offer?
Nursing homes provide a number of different services for their residents. They have around-the-clock staff who provide care for residents and give them the extra help that they need to carry out daily activities. Most nursing homes provide excellent care and services, but as in any industry, there are always some who aren’t up to the standard or some who begin to lack in their standard of care over time.
Typical Services Offered
It is always best to check with your nursing home or prospective nursing home about the types of nurses that they hire and the specific levels of care that they administer. Some nursing homes have staff who can monitor residents’ health levels and take blood and even administer IVs. Other nursing homes are more basic and offer a place where staff can check in on them periodically helping them to take medicines, to dress, and also provide meals for the resident. Each nursing home is different, which is why it is important to check with the nursing home to see what types of care they guarantee to their residents.
Neglect and Abuse
The unfortunate reality at some nursing homes is that neglect and abuse do happen. This is not always on purpose by the staff but can happen out of an accident or for other reasons. When staffing levels are lower than standard, then some residents may not be receiving the adequate care they need. This care may mean that they are not being given enough water, exercise opportunities, meals, or missing some of the time slots when they are supposed to take their medicine. If this is something you believe is happening to you or your loved one, then it may be time to take legal action to prevent it from happening again or to anyone else.
Nursing homes sometimes do not follow through on the promises that they made to you or your loved one. When this occurs, then there may be a strong basis for a legal case against them as the care they are supposed to provide sometimes can be the difference between life and death. Certain medicines that the staff are supposed to provide may not be provided and other crucial care like exercise for residents who need extra help may be neglected. A nursing home lawyer can help.
Contact an experienced nursing home lawyer if you or your loved one are experiencing neglect, abuse, or any other concerns.