Nursing home neglect lawsuit alleges low staff levels

Two California nursing homes are accused of nursing home neglect due to their low staff levels. Between September 2004 and November 2006, one of the homes received 31 “notices of deficiencies” by state regulators. The second nursing home received 23 similar notices of nursing home abuse and neglect over the same time period. The lawsuit filed last week alleges that the nursing homes maintained low staff levels even though they knew of the substandard care to maximize their profits. The lawsuit further states that staffing levels at many nursing homes are well below the minimum staffing requirements to ensure that each of the facilities’ residents receive the necessary care and services.

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