Some Ohio residents find themselves in need of admission to an assisted living facility due to age and/or health conditions. Nursing home negligence has been the cause of growing concerns for some patients, as well as for the loved ones who have been instrumental in helping them find residence in a medical care facility. Legislation at the state and federal levels has been promoted in an attempt to protect nursing home residents from neglect and abuse; however, such legislation has unfortunately not led to an end in such incidents.
Some families in Ohio and elsewhere arrive at a state in life when an older family member takes up residence in a nursing home facility. Most care facilities operate under strict regulations and protocol, designed to protect residents and provide the highest level of appropriate long-term care. In a recent case, managers and owners of a facility have been accused of hiding nursing home negligence and abuse.
Some elderly residents in Ohio, as elsewhere, might reach a point where they are no longer able to take adequate care of themselves and subsequently decide to enter residence in a nursing home. Unfortunately, some have claimed that nursing home negligence has brought injury, illness or, in worst case scenarios, even death to their loved ones who were living in nurse care facilities. One recent report detailed the accusations of a community activist from the west coast who claims that her mother's death was caused by lack of care in a nursing home.
When family members must face the decision of whether to put their older loved ones in a nursing home, it can be very difficult. They may feel guilty about being unable to care of their loved ones themselves, and they may also worry about the treatment their loved ones would receive in the care of others. Unfortunately, there are situations of nursing home negligence that can lead to individuals feeling abused.