Nursing homes have minimum staffing requirements
Inadequate Staffing at Nursing Homes Can Lead to Injuries and Abuse
Nurse homes are like any other business. In an effort to maximize profits and cut costs, they reduce the total number of staff members and to cut the number of nurses and other trained professionals.
A reduction on the number of nurses and trained staff can adversely affect the residents and can even lead to accidents, injuries and wrongful deaths. Without enough certified nursing assistants (CNAs) or aides, wheel chair bound or bedridden patients may not be repositioned frequently enough. It can also result in other forms of nursing home neglect and abuse, such as malnutrition, bed sores, dehydration, falls, and wandering and elopement.
Contact the injury lawyers at Columbus GA Law Firm if your family member has suffered any injury or died because nursing home was understaffed. From our offices in Columbus GA we have been representing nursing home injury victims throughout Georgia. We have an unmatched reputation in getting injured nursing home residents or their families the compensation they deserve. We investigate and determine if the nursing home is in compliance with staffing regulations. Nursing homes that do not comply with the staffing regulations must be made accountable for any injury suffered by the residents. We are committed to making nursing homes in Georgia safer.