Understand difference between Nursing Home neglect and abuse
Neglect is often thought of as abuse or some kind of physical injury caused to the resident. But that alone is not neglect. Staff member(s) failing to care for the resident intentionally or causing them some harm that can lead to physical problems or even death also establishes as an act under negligence. Sometimes some nursing home staff fail to give the right medication to the resident or give a wrong dose on purpose leading to life-threatening consequences that also falls under neglect.
Causes of neglect
Inadequate staff is one of the primary reasons for neglect cases in the nursing home. The employees then tend to be overworked and stressed most of the time. Thus they are unable to provide proper quality care to the residents. They are not in the position to keep them healthy and happy all the time resulting in problems due to neglect.
At times the caregivers are not properly trained. Under-trained staff are hired to save money on salaries by nursing homes. To top it all they are given many responsibilities which they are incapable of handling. Thus they are prone to mistakes and unable to fulfill their duties properly.
If you see a loved one is disrespected or suspect the nursing homes are not taking proper care of your loved ones, then you can choose to talk to trusted staff members at the nursing home or report the concerns to an elder care agency near you or straight away take a legal action against the home. You can take help of Hamilton Lawyers and ask for legal compensation for all the neglect and problems caused.