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How Do Insufficient Operating Budgets at A Nursing Home Lead to Neglect and Injury?

The less staff there are at a nursing home, the higher the probability of injury to elderly residents, such as pressure ulcers, falls, or malnutrition. Nursing homes that are short staffed often leave elderly adults lying in bed unattended, which can lead to pressure ulcers. Elderly adults are more likely to suffer from falls because no one is around to assist them getting in and out of bed or up from a chair. Elderly adults are more likely to be malnourished because no one takes the time to assist them with eating or monitor their consumption of food.

Nursing homes that underpay their staff have high turnover and attrition rates, resulting in lack of continuity of care for the elderly residents. Such nursing homes often do not pay enough to attract qualified staff members to begin with.

Overworked staff may not notice a change in the vulnerable adult’s condition, and consequently may not call the doctor in time to get the resident needed medical help.

Many nursing homes maximize their own profits at the expense of their highly vulnerable elderly and disabled residents.
National Senior Citizens Law Center
Many nursing homes maximize their own profits at the expense of their highly vulnerable elderly and disabled residents.
National Senior Citizens Law Center
Many nursing homes maximize their own profits at the expense of their highly vulnerable elderly and disabled residents.
National Senior Citizens Law Center
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