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 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 Ohio residents must admit one of their loved ones to a nursing home, the decision is often made so that their family member can receive the best care. Unfortunately, some nursing home residents could potentially be subjected to abuse. If families learn that their loved one had been mistreated by nursing home staff, they will likely be devastated and may want to consider legal action.
The owner of an Ohio nursing home is facing criminal charges after hidden cameras placed inside the home allegedly revealed widespread fraud and neglect.