Causes of Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home abuse is a serious issue in the United States. As more and more elderly individuals rely on the care and treatment nursing homes are intended to provide, the problem of abuse continues to take on troubling dimensions. Whether because of simple negligence or intentional mistreatment, the consequences that nursing home abuse can have for elderly individuals can be devastating.

While nursing home abuse may occur because of a wide range of different issues, the truth of the matter is that a number of factors have been shown to play a predominant role in allowing abuse to occur.

Factors Contributing to Nursing Home Abuse

There are, unfortunately, many ways in which abuse can occur, and the following factors are often important contributors to the risk of abuse in a nursing home or other assisted living facility:

  • Lax staff screening protocols
  • Inadequate or improper staff training procedures
  • Lack of appropriate institutional safety procedures
  • Inadequate staffing levels
  • Lack of appropriate medical, nutritional, and other resources

All of these factors can dramatically increase the vulnerability of nursing home residents to neglect and abuse, resulting in devastating injuries, illness, and in the worst cases, even death.

Contact a Nursing Home Negligence Lawyer Today

Nursing home abuse is a tragic problem that cannot and should not be allowed to persist. If you or a loved one has suffered nursing home negligence or abuse in Texas, contact the legal team at Hotze Runkle, PLLC, today by calling (877) 919-0830 and learn more about what we can do to help you fight for justice.