Understaffing Issues In Nursing Homes
Always pay attention to the ratio of staff to residents. A study performed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, found significant associations between lower levels of nurse staffing lower levels of care.
Because understaffing is a problem linked to poor care, you should always be concerned about how many staff members are available to care for your loved one.
Wisconsin law (Chapter 50.04(2) (d), Wisconsin statutes) requires each nursing home to provide at least 2.5 direct care hours per day per resident needing skilled nursing care; a minimum of 0.5 hours of this time shall be provided by an RN or LPN.
Contact our Wisconsin Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
If you or your loved one is the victim of any type of nursing home abuse or neglect, you must contact an experienced Wisconsin personal injury attorney, nursing home attorney to protect your rights and make sure you receive compensation for harm suffered at the nursing home.
Taking legal action against an abusive or negligent nursing home is one of the best ways to raise awareness, improve quality of care and effectively improve the life of your loved one and other victims of nursing home abuse/negligence.
At PKSD, we are dedicated to preventing negligence and abuse from occurring in nursing homes. Our Wisconsin nursing home negligence attorneys are experts in this complicated area of the law, and work relentlessly to hold nursing homes accountable.
Our team of attorneys, paralegals and nurses handles the most nursing home cases in Wisconsin. Our team helps clients and their families obtain financial restitution for their pain, suffering, financial loss and medical expenses. We provide each client with extensive resources, aggressive representation, personalized attention and compassionate legal care.
If you are in need of a Wisconsin nursing home attorney, contact PKSD today for your free consultation at 877-877-2228.
At PKSD, your first consultation is FREE and we only get paid when we obtain a recovery on your behalf.