I recently read an article on our local paper, The Tennessean. The article was from a lawyer who represents nursing homes. He was complaining as to how costly litigation is for the nursing home and that he believes the government is being to picky on their inspection of the homes. Despite these complaints I didn’t read an answer to stopping the litigation or to preventing the nursing homes from being cited for not protecting their residents from harm. I assume the nursing homes just wants to have any scrutiny to stop.
Guess what? I have a better idea to stop the lawsuits and annoying citations from he Tennessee Department of Health. Start taking care of your residents. I don’t understand how this “industry” fails to see that everyone would be better off if they would worry a little less about profit and a little more about the residents. Almost every case I pursue I meet workers who tell me they didn’t have enough help at the home to give residents the care they need. I honestly believe if the homes would hire just a few more qualified workers they would not have to worry about lawsuits or citations.
I would love to never file another nursing home neglect suit again in my life. If the industry wants to make that happen they should stop complaining bout people picking on them and start giving the residents who rely upon them good care.