Failure to Follow Care Plans
Your Long Island Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
Bed sores, slip-and-fall accidents, dehydration and malnutrition — these are all common, but highly preventable injuries sustained by nursing home patients. Every nursing home has written policies and patient care plans that are designed to prevent such injuries. If nursing home facilities and staff would follow the law and their own internal policies for patient care, nursing homes would be a much safer and kinder place for nursing home patients.
Failure to Follow Patient Care Plans
Every nursing home should have an individual care plan for each of its patients, but that is not always the case. However, nursing homes do have a general care plan or internal policies for the standard of care that they must provide to their patients. Care plans do vary from facility to facility, but all New York nursing homes are guided in part by federal law and New York law:
- Patients who are unable to turn themselves must be turned every two hours
- Patients who are unable to feed themselves must receive a minimum number of calories and must receive sufficient liquids to remain properly hydrated
- Patients must be treated with dignity; they must receive proper hygiene and be properly dressed
- Patients must receive adequate care that provides for their safety and well-being
Nursing homes have written protocols for virtually every single aspect of their operation. If they follow their own protocols, there would be no nursing home negligence or abuse. Unfortunately, many nursing home patients suffer needlessly because nursing homes fail to follow their own guidelines.
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Let us put our experience to work for you. At RGLZ, we have been advocating on behalf of injured clients since 1968. We have the experience, resources and commitment to protect your rights.
We handle all nursing home negligence claims on a contingency fee basis, so you pay no fees to us unless we recover compensation for you. To schedule a free consultation with one of our Suffolk County or New York City nursing home negligence attorneys, call 866-639-5567 or contact us by e-mail.