Residential care for elderly nursing home residents is not always delivered as promised in marketing brochures.
Should a safety or injury issue arise, it is often difficult to establish causes of problems. Staffs are reticent to talk, and the elderly may be unwilling or unable to explain what happened.
Responsible adults who suspect that nursing home care is deficient or has resulted in injury should get medical care for the loved one, notify residence management of concerns, and seek legal counsel. Attorneys familiar with nursing homes can help elderly loved ones receive high level of care or determine the causes of injuries and hold the responsible parties accountable.