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WHAT ARE SOME OF THE REASONS FOR NURSING HOME NEGLIGENCE?

People have a right to be concerned about whether their loved ones receive proper care in nursing homes. Unfortunately, the reason long-term care initially becomes necessary is when a loved one begins experiencing a diminished capacity of some sort. His or her vulnerability makes it important for family and friends to be alert to abuse or negligence and provide them with the protection they need. If you suspect your family member is a victim of nursing home abuse, discuss the matter with a Brooklyn nursing home neglect attorney and find out about legal recourse.

The American Association for Justice (AAJ) reports that 1.4 million people in the United States live in nursing homes. The percentage of nursing homes with inadequate staffing to provide their residents with sufficient care is 90 percent. The recommended minimum hours of direct nursing care per resident is 4.55 hours per day. However, the actual direct nursing care hours provided per resident per day averages 3.7 hours. In 2006, for-profit nursing homes had 31 percent higher deficiencies in care than not-for-profit nursing homes. The Agency for Healthcare Administration (AHCA) reports statistics that show the nurse-to-patient ratio is typically 1:15, but can reach ratios of 1:30 - which far exceeds the recommended ratio of 1:3 during meals and 1:5 at other times.

Unfortunately, legal action is often necessary before a nursing home will take action to correct abusive or negligent conditions. A Brooklyn nursing home negligence lawyer can work with you to protect your loved one and ultimately make conditions better for other residents.

Goldberg Sager & Associates works diligently to help you obtain justice and recover compensation for damages.

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