Placing an elderly loved one or family member in a nursing home can be a difficult decision to make. One of the most common reasons why it is a difficult decision to make is because usually families and their extended relatives are unable to provide the level of care that is needed for elderly relatives.
Nursing homes in Arlington, VA are expensive facilities and are often expected to provide care that is high quality, safe, and assuring for family members. Adequate medical support should be available so that patients in nursing homes can live comfortably and enjoy their time. The protection of nursing patients’ health and safety is a nursing homes’ ultimate responsibility. Nursing homes have a legal duty of care under various state and federal statutes.
Neglect in nursing homes is a growing issue that affects thousands of elderly citizens. There are two main types of claims that are brought against nursing homes and their employee caregivers. First, nursing homeowners and employees can be liable for negligence, abuse, false imprisonment, and neglect. Second, and more serious, is when an elderly patient dies as a result of neglect. That would allow individuals to file a nursing home wrongful death lawsuit.