The nursing home industry is making the news again and the latest story is evidence of a bigger problem: Nursing homes being understaffed for business profit leads to bad care, injuries and death.
The latest case involves a nursing home in Rochester, New York where a staff member allegedly punched an 81 year old man in the face, causing a black eye. The nursing home resident, Efrain Arroyo, 81, was transported to the hospital for his injuries. Can you imagine how this will affect him emotionally?
This latest incident of a nursing home staff member allegedly punching an elderly resident is usually the product of poor background screening of staff, forcing staff to work short handed or work longer hours to make up for the lack of manpower. This is no defense for guilty staff workers abusing our elderly residents because this type of conduct is criminal. Rather, this latest incident is the symptom of a disease: Nursing home operators putting profit over people.
We are dedicated to representing elders and dependent adults who have been injured, neglected or abused. If you or your loved one has been the victim of elder abuse at a skilled nursing facility, hospital or assisted living facility, please contact our team at York Law Firm at 916-643-2200 so that we can investigate your case.
If you would like to read more about this latest incident of a nursing home staff member allegedly punching an 81 year old resident, please visit http://www.13wham.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/alleged-nursing-home-punch-investigation-14406.shtml.