Discussing long-term care options with your loved one can be difficult. When round-the-clock, professional care becomes a necessity, you’ll want to choose the best facility for your loved one to reside in. Unfortunately, not all nursing homes provide the quality of care their residents deserve. In fact, a staggering number of nursing homes in the United States are severely understaffed. As a result, residents are forced to live in unsanitary and depressing conditions.
When a resident is abused or neglected in Missouri, family members can file a personal injury claim on their behalf to seek compensation for losses and hold the negligent facility accountable. If you find yourself in a situation like that, getting in touch with an attorney is your best chance at seeking justice.
In order to ensure your loved one is receiving the care they deserve in their long-term care facility, it’s important to understand why understaffing is so common, what can happen when it’s an issue, and what can be done to ensure that every resident is allowed to thrive physically, emotionally, and socially.