A national AARP survey has revealed a shocking and disappointing statistic: New Jersey now ranks 49 out of 50 for preventing bedsores for nursing home residents. There is only one state that is less capable than New Jersey of preventing bedsores in nursing homes.
As a result of the survey, state legislators have started to take much-needed action in the Senate, by proposing a new bill for nursing home regulations. The bill that was passed by the New Jersey Senate this past December would work to address the issue of understaffing in nursing homes, requiring a minimum amount of nurses’ aides per patient depending on the shift.
Understaffing in nursing homes is a serious issue, and New Jersey ranks at the top of that list. For over two decades, Dansky | Katz | Ringold | York has successfully pursued nursing home negligence claims against facilities that cut corners on care for their residents. It is our hope that this bill will be another step towards ensuring all nursing home residents receive the necessary care and are treated fairly, and with respect.
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Source: The Record, The Record: Senior Care, NorthJersey.com