Researcher Finds Understaffing, Poor Work Conditions Can Lead to Elder Abuse in Nursing Homes
That’s right. You heard it here first! Breaking news! I recently ran across an article which reported on a researcher’s effort to determine the causes elder abuse in nursing homes. The researcher, Carolyn Pickering, spoke with the first line care givers at nursing homes, the nursing aids, and she learned that understaffing (too many residents for too few aids and nurses) and poor work conditions create an environment which leads to poor patient care and abuse. These factors play a role in over 90% of the nursing home abuse cases we handle. Owners and management are more interested in increasing profits than in providing good quality medical care for those in need. Read the article here.
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