Nursing Home Abuse Prevention: Good Communication is Key

I have spoken with hundreds of families to discuss whether they can sue for nursing home abuse. Bad, negligent, and abusive care at a nursing home can lead to a number of injuries, including - preventable falls and fractures, bedsores, medication errors, unfulfilled doctor’s orders, and sexual and physical assaults by staff and other residents. The biggest complaint I hear from these families is that the nursing home does not properly communicate with them or their loved one's physician. This is troubling for many reasons: Families expect good communication, and often operate under the assumption that no communication from the staff … [Read more...]