Our Michigan nursing home neglect lawyers are reporting a recent story in the Detroit Free Press about the quality of care in Michigan nursing homes.
According to this article, “nursing home administrators say they are committed to quality care, but sometimes are scrutinized unfairly.” Some of their reasoning’s include:
- A resident’s desire for independence with the staff’s duty to keep residents safe
- Bureaucratic rules burden them with too much paperwork that takes away from patient care
- Differing attitudes of individual inspectors can mean wide disparities in how homes are rated
- Finding competent staff
- Staff is thinly dispersed and nurse’s aides become overwhelmed
Whether these are true or not, advocates who fight for better care in the nations nursing homes say the industry has little reason to gripe. According to the advocates, “the aggravation of inspections and cost of hiring adequate staff pale in comparison to the agony suffered by the people who are abused as well as their families.”
Problems are not confined to the oldest, most battered homes as many people will believe. In fact, one of the lowest ranked homes by the federal government is a Kalamazoo nursing home, Borgress Gardens, a two-year old $17 million facility and among the best are Romeo Nursing Center and Continuing Care, two small, dated building in Macomb County.
When an elderly person moves into a nursing home, the family places a tremendous amount of trust in the facility and its staff. When a patient is injured or dies due to improper treatment and neglect, the person or his or her family should explore taking action against the facility.
Compare Michigan Nursing Homes
To compare nursing homes in Michigan, The Free Press has compiled a database on Michigan’s 427 licensed nursing homes. Visit freep.com/nursing homes to search nursing homes and compare them by ranking and rating, for example.
Michigan Nursing Home Neglect Lawsuits
Our Michigan nursing home neglect lawyers represent nursing home residents and their families in lawsuits against nursing homes and residential care facilities. There are strict laws and regulations to protect the safety and welfare of these residents. Unfortunately, nursing home patients do not always receive appropriate care and the results can be severe and often deadly.
Contact a Michigan Nursing Home Neglect Lawyer
If you or a family member suffers injuries due to nursing home neglect in a Michigan nursing home, contact our office now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced Michigan nursing home abuse lawyers. We will start working on your case immediately gathering all the evidence and witness statements to win and settle your case.