Texas Fails Nursing Home Standards
According to Families for Better Care, an advocacy group for resident nursing homes, Texas is the worst in regards to resident care. The group’s recent findings determined that, when compared with other states’ facilities, Texas has “the fewest percentage of nursing homes with above average direct care staff rating,” and fails standard-of-care levels in 6 out of 8 categories. Nursing home negligence is a very serious problem in Texas, and the attorneys of Hotze Runkle know only too well the effects that negligence can have on residents.
Where Texas Failed
The recent findings reveal the many shortcomings of Texas nursing home care. Texas failed ratings in numerous categories, including the following:
- Percentage of Nursing Homes with Deficiencies (including severe)
- Direct Care Staffing Hours
- Health Inspections rating Above Average
- RN Hours
- Complaints Verified by Ombudsman
These failures in the Texas nursing home system might shock many people. Though some nursing homes certainly aren’t negligent or abusive toward residents, you should take action immediately if you believe that you or a loved one is suffering in one that is.
Contact a Nursing Home Abuse Attorney in Texas
At Hotze Runkle, our attorneys take nursing home abuse and neglect seriously, and we fight for residents who have been affected by poor care. If you or someone that you love has been the victim of abuse or neglect, you could be entitled to receive financial compensation. Contact our offices today by calling (877) 919-0830 to learn more.