Improper Nursing Home Supervision
Many people struggle with the decision to put a loved one in a nursing home. However, seniors often require care provided by these facilities. People who entrust their loved ones to a nursing home deserve to know they are treated well and cared for properly. Sadly, that is not always the case.
Nursing home residents frequently suffer injuries due to improper nursing home supervision, a form of nursing home negligence that can lead to physical, emotional, and financial damages. The personal injury lawyers at Chanfrau & Chanfrau work with victims of nursing home neglect in Daytona Beach, FL, and Palm Coast, FL. They fight to hold liable parties accountable for losses related to their negligence.
Examples of Improper Nursing Home Supervision
The needs of each nursing home resident are unique. Nursing home staff should have access to resident information and care plans that outline supervision needs. Staff should be alerted if a patient’s needs change due to medical treatment, medication use, or general health decline.
Failure to follow or update resident care plans can result in improper nursing home supervision or neglect. Examples of improper nursing home supervision include:
- Failure to take precautions to prevent a fall
- Failure to monitor the use of walking aids
- Failure to monitor nursing home residents while eating
- Failure to monitor nursing home residents participating in physical activities
- Failure to assist nursing home residents when bathing or using the restroom
- Failure to assist nursing home residents when changing clothes
- Failure to monitor nursing home residents to ensure proper medication use
- Failure to supervise behavior and relationships between nursing home residents
Dangers of Improper Nursing Home Supervision
Improper nursing home supervision is a form of neglect that increases the risk of accidents and injuries. The following are some of the greatest dangers of improper nursing home supervision:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Significant weight loss
- Medication errors
- Violence or sexual abuse between nursing home residents
Holding Liable Parties Accountable
Florida has adopted a Resident Bill of Rights that protects residents in nursing homes and assisted-living facilities. Among other things, the Resident Bill of Rights demands zero tolerance for the abuse and neglect of nursing home residents.
Loved ones who suspect improper nursing home supervision should consider filing a nursing home negligence claim. Our Daytona Beach lawyers understand Florida’s resident laws and are prepared to hold healthcare workers and companies accountable for damages. The statute of limitations for a nursing home negligence claim is as little as two years from the date of the resident’s admittance, so swift action is vital.
Damages in Nursing Home Neglect Cases
Nursing home neglect victims may be due compensation for physical, emotional, and financial losses, such as:
- Medical expenses
- Cost of therapy and rehabilitation
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished quality of life
- Wrongful death damages (funeral and burial expenses, loss of companionship, etc.)
Contact Our Practice
If you suspect a loved one has suffered injuries or abuse due to improper nursing home supervision, the lawyers at Chanfrau & Chanfrau can help you file a neglect claim. To discuss the details of your case with our legal team, contact our practice online or call (386) 258-7313 as soon as possible.