A Framework for Prosecuting Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Cases
Most of the bad things that happen to nursing home residents such as falls, bed sores, and other adverse events aren’t truly something that happens in a flash moment in time. Instead, they are almost always a breakdown in the process by which care is delivered.
This report identifies the six steps of the care planning process and how breakdowns occur during each of the six steps. It shows beyond doubt that most often, when things go wrong in a nursing home in a way which results in injury to residents, the care which was really needed wasn’t being delivered for weeks, if not longer.
When we investigate a nursing home abuse and neglect case, we use the care planning process as a framework for our investigation and prosecution of the case. We are pleased to make this free report available to families of nursing home and abuse victims to help them understand what went wrong – and what can be done about it.