Q What is the ROOT cause of most nursing home deficiencies?
AOf all the different ways your loved one can be injured in a nursing home or assisted living facility, there is one root cause: UNDERSTAFFING.
With adequate staffing, pressure sores can be prevented because residents are moved more.
With adequate staffing, falls can be prevented because systems designed to alert staff of wandering residents are heard.
Adequate staffing can prevent medication errors because staff are not tired or overworked, enabling them to focus and think about what they are doing.
And with adequate staffing, your loved one's nutrition can be more carefully monitored.
Adequate staffing isn't the only answer; it won't prevent all nursing home and assisted living injuries and deaths. But it will go a long way toward keeping our older loved ones safer and enabling them to enjoy their golden years.