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In Washington D.C., residents at the Washington Center for Aging Services and their families have reported several problems that are affecting the care of senior citizens at the facility.
One female resident told her family that the food service was struggling, and stated that lately it’s become even more insufficient. Residents have complained repeatedly about patient care, stating that on occasion they have even run short on medical supplies.
Renoldo Spivey, whose mother recently died in the nursing home, says he had concerns about her care before her death.
“She complained a lot about the food and service in her stay here and she was here for a while,” Spivey told reporters. “She is out of here now so I guess she is in a better place.”
Substandard Care in Nursing Homes is Morally and Legally Unacceptable
Nursing home residents should not have to worry about where their next meal is coming from. Elderly residents deserve the highest level of care and quality of life from a nursing facility. Seniors should be revered, not treated as second-class citizens; unfortunately, several factors including poor staffing, lax supervision and carelessness can all lead to malnutrition, dehydration and other types of neglect.
We understand the important role that proper diet play in day-to-day living. Proper nutrition and appropriate fluids are the building blocks of healthy living. Without the right diet, serious and unfortunate consequences could arise.
What to Do If You Suspect Your Loved One is a Victim of Nursing Home Neglect
If you or a loved one has been a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, contact a Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia injury attorney today at (202) 659-5500 so we can assist you in pursuing your claim.
[Did You Know: According to a study by the National Citizens’ Coalition for Nursing Home Reform, one certified nursing assistant should be available during mealtimes to assist two to three residents who need help eating and drinking.]
Koonz, McKenney, Johnson & DePaolis L.L.P.