Nursing Home Negligence – Ohio Nursing Home Care is Pathetic at Best
Our golden years are typically a time to relax and enjoy the fruits of our labor. For those of us who reside in a nursing home or assisted living facility, proper care and safety should never come into question!
Ohio leads the country with some of the WORST ratings for nursing home and skilled care facilities. If you or your loved one has suffered an injury due to negligence at a nursing home or assisted living facility, call me! We need to hold all responsible parties accountable and you deserve justice and fair compensation!
Nursing homes and assisted living facilities serve a variety of purposes. From short term care and rehabilitation following an injury or surgical procedure, to long term care and housing. Negligence of any kind is simply inexcusable. When you have entrusted your care, or the care of a loved one to a licensed facility they must be held accountable if they do not provide the level of care and safety that is mandated.
Types of Nursing Home Negligence May Include;
- Lack of proper physical care
- Lack of emotional care
- Lack of timely medical care
- Lack of proper medical care (clean tubing, proper wound care, etc)
- Medication errors
- Withholding food
- Withholding hygiene care
How Nursing Home Negligence Has Become Common Place
Lack of standards and proper documentation/reporting often leads to poor care an accountability . The rising costs of nursing homes and care facilities do not curb the issue! Unfortunately, 2016 reports have again named Ohio as one of the lowest rated states for nursing home and assisted living care. Poor staffing, missed training and overall facility health are among the factors evaluated.
Ohio institutions are among the lowest in the country with over 41% of Ohio nursing homes receiving a rating of 1 or 2 out of a possible 5 stars!
- 50% lower required minimum training time than other states
- Lower staffing minimums for patient to staff ratios means less staff covers more patients
- 30% of Ohio’s nursing homes have been fined over $6 MILLION in the last 3 years
- 4 of every 5 facilities in Ohio are privately operated for-profit, which typically translates to low ratings
You have the right to safe and medically sound care. Nursing home or skilled care facilities must document and report falls, injuries and concerns directly to the contact. If negligence led to injury or death, individuals and the care facility can be held legally responsible.
If you suspect an injury was caused by nursing home negligence, call me now 877.944.4373!