Insufficient Training and Staffing
While we all hope for the best when we entrust our loved ones to a nursing home, injuries can still occur. If the nursing home is doing everything it should to care for your loved one, injuries and accidents should not happen. The sad reality is that many nursing home injuries could have been prevented if sufficient staff members were on hand and if they were appropriately trained.
Many Hands Make Light Work
Having enough staff members on hand and ensuring that they are properly trained is one of the central responsibilities of a nursing home. The saying, “Many hands make light work” is especially true in nursing homes. Nursing homes that are dedicated to providing good care always have enough staff. In fact, there are state requirements regarding minimum acceptable levels of staffing.
A nursing home may choose to have not enough staff or scrimp on necessary training for cost-saving reasons. No matter why a nursing home has failed in these basic responsibilities, if a loved one was injured, the owners of the nursing home need to be held accountable.
Skilled Attorneys Dedicated To Helping You Protect Your Senior Loved Ones
At Konicek & Dillon, P.C., our lawyers have been helping people protect their senior loved ones from harm and create accountability for decades. We understand the anguish that people can suffer when the nursing home they have chosen to care for their loved ones has caused harm rather than providing care. Lapses in staffing and training can leave our older loved ones exposed to physical injuries such as:
Injuries Caused By Insufficient Training Or Staffing, Abuse and Other Forms of Neglect
Our clients’ nursing home injury cases often involve errors or wrongdoing in areas such as:
If you believe that a nursing home is providing inadequate care or causing harm to you or a loved one:
- Document what you see, whom you talk to, and what they say and do.
- Document everything that occurs, including noting what you see, say, and hear: the nursing home staff are documenting, you should too. Don’t let their version be the only written version of events.
- Count the number of staff members that you see each time you visit the nursing home, document the number, including the names of any of the caregivers you know.
- Complain to the administrator, director of nursing, assistant director of nursing, and any other management or charge nurse who might have the ability to correct the problems you experience.
- Report the poor care, intentional bad acts, and neglect to the Illinois Department of Public Health. Be specific, detailed and complete.
- Call Konicek & Dillon, P.C., if you believe that you or a loved one has been injured due to nursing home negligence.
Contact The Illinois Nursing Home Injury Attorneys of Konicek & Dillon, P.C.
If your senior loved one was injured due to insufficient staffing and training at his or her nursing home, our experienced Illinois nursing home injury attorneys can help you create accountability and help protect him or her from further injuries. We understand what is at stake, and we know how to take immediate action that will protect your senior loved one’s rights. To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our Geneva attorneys for insufficient staffing or training in nursing homes, call 630-313-2071; in Chicago, call 312-239-0283. You can also contact us online.