Too Many NJ Nursing Homes Are Failing to Properly Care for Elderly Residents
Experienced elder care and nursing home abuse lawyer Barry Sugarman is familiar with the problems that plague nursing homes and often lead to nursing home negligence and nursing home abuse cases.
Here are three main reasons nursing homes in New Jersey and elsewhere fail:
- Nursing homes aren’t getting the job done. Far too many nursing homes simply don’t provide enough care, or “nursing,” for their elderly residents. The majority of care that your elderly loved one gets while at a nursing home is going to be provided by a nursing aide. According to nursing home abuse attorney Barry Sugarman, NJ nursing aides are often so overworked and so underpaid that they can’t possibly be expected to take care of all of the residents, let alone provide for specialized health needs that certain residents may have. Sugarman is careful to note that the nurses and nursing aides who work at New Jersey nursing homes are being set up to fail by a poorly structured nursing home system.
- Nursing homes fail to properly supervise residents. This lack of supervision at nursing homes often comes from the top-down, with registered nurses and directors of nursing not providing enough supervision of nursing aides.
- A particular nursing home may fail to provide adequate services to residents. Sometimes the problems faced by an elderly nursing home patient are specific to a particular nursing home. For example, the nursing home facility may not provide a ventilator to your mom or dad when they have breathing problems. This is why it is important for you to thoroughly research the nursing home staff and facilities prior to placing your elderly loved one in the nursing home. Beyond that, you should make sure to be on the lookout for warning signs of abuse or negligence when you visit your loved one.
For more information, check out Barry Sugarman’s YouTube video on nursing home problems in New Jersey.
If your loved one has been injured as a result of nursing home abuse, nursing home negligence or any other type of bad nursing home care in New Jersey, you should talk to a qualified nursing home neglect attorney today. Barry Sugarman is an experienced nursing home negligence lawyer who will make sure your loved one gets the care they deserve. Contact Mr. Sugarman today to schedule a free consultation about your case.