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The Reality of Dangerous Nursing Home Conditions

Did you know that nearly 91% of nursing homes in the United States lack an adequate number of staff members to properly care for their patients? While most people assume that assisted living facilities are sufficiently equipped to provide their loved ones with the level of day-to-day care they need and deserve, the unfortunate reality is that a significant number of nursing homes throughout the country are severely understaffed. To make matters worse, a shocking portion of nursing home employees are simply unqualified to care for the elderly. In fact, recent statistics show that the average number of heath deficiencies per nursing home is 9.37, with the average nursing home experiencing 100 to 200 falls annually. So why are these facilities so dangerous? Some of the most common reasons include: