Abuse and Neglect from Improperly Trained Workers
Nursing homes are often understaffed or do not provide staff and volunteers with proper training. Before subjecting your loved one to nursing home care, investigate the facility thoroughly. A lack of trained staff, understaffing, and poor supervision frequently results in nursing home abuse and neglect.
Evaluating the Staff
Ask for credentials of medical professionals. Make sure they have the training and education to properly care for your loved one. The staff should be able to adequately address physical, mental, emotional, and psychological issues and proper treatments for every patient’s unique circumstances.
Talk to the administrators. Learn about training programs for properly transferring patients, and procedures to ensure doctors, staff, and volunteers know patients’ needs thoroughly. Make sure your loved one is protected from falls, head trauma or other life-threatening injuries.
Improperly Trained Volunteers
Volunteers are not licensed or trained medical professionals. Volunteers cannot comprehend all of the illnesses and diseases and their treatments presented by nursing home residents. In many cases, the nursing home does not undertake a serious training program for volunteers. A lack of proper training can result in poor quality of life or wrongful death.
Medication Dispensing Errors
Nursing home patients suffer from a variety of illnesses requiring a wide range of different medications. Misuse or abuse of medications often results in abuse and neglect and can lead to grave injury or wrongful death.
Medication dispensing errors include wrong dosages or incorrect medications, a failure to recognize or treat adverse drug interactions, staff miscommunications, and a lack of knowledge of the patient’s complete medical history.
The attorneys at Cullan & Cullan fight passionately for the medical and legal rights of nursing home residents. Please contact our Arizona nursing home abuse attorneys today at (602) 786-8860 to schedule your no-cost confidential consultation. We serve clients in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and all of Arizona.