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Nursing homes in the Baton Rouge area should be monitored for potential shortcomings

Baton Rouge, LA - There are a number of ways that employees and administrators in nursing homes may neglect their duties. These issues become a very serious problem when they are responsible for caring for elderly and frail individuals who are…
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Nursing homes are responsible for creating and managing proper care plans

Baton Rouge, LA - Nursing home administrators and caregivers are supposed to create and manage detailed care plans that contribute to a patient’s overall health and wellbeing. This normally happens without issue, but there are times when staff…
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Nursing home residents can start to feel isolated and unmotivated

Baton Rouge, LA - While most people end up in nursing homes due to illness, chronic health conditions, or an inability to care for themselves in a weakened state, additional problems related to their psychological state may occur during their…
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Nursing home staff members must be trained and certified according to Louisiana’s guidelines

Baton Rouge, LA - Nursing homes throughout the United States are subject to fairly extensive regulations. In Louisiana, there are a number of different provisions related to who may work in a facility and the type of training that they must…
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Elderly Louisiana residents enter nursing homes because they need constant care and attention

Baton Rouge, LA - When someone commits to care in a nursing home, it is normally a last resort because they can no longer care for themselves or place a constant burden on their families. These individuals are especially vulnerable to illness,…
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Nursing homes in Louisiana may not meet the required standard of care

Baton Rouge, LA - Nursing home patients can be hurt when the facility and its staff does not provide adequate care. When this lapse in care results in any kind of tangible harm or injury, legal action can be taken by the victim through a negligence…
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Illness may spread quickly through a nursing home in Louisiana

Baton Rouge, LA - There are a number of ways that illness can spread through a nursing home. In most cases, infections spread because of cleaning that is not done properly or thoroughly enough. When someone becomes seriously ill or gets injured…
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Louisiana nursing homes are prohibited from taking certain actions

Baton Rouge, LA - Individuals in nursing homes should be aware of rules that are meant to protect them from various forms of harm by caretakers and other employees. Even those who are ill or of advanced age must be treated with dignity, and…
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Louisiana nursing homes are held to a high standard of care by state regulators

Baton Rouge, LA - There are a number of offenses committed by nursing homes that are legally actionable. This is because the facility has an affirmative duty to take various precautions and prevent illness or death among those under their care.…
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A negligent nursing home in Louisiana may lose its funding and ability to operate

There are several factors that will cause a nursing home to lose its license in the state of Louisiana. As a general rule, assisted living facilities and nursing homes are supposed to keep their residents safe from various kinds of harm. This…
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There are some crucial indicators that elderly abuse is happening in a Louisiana nursing home

Baton Rouge, LA - Abuse of the elderly is a regular occurrence in some nursing homes around the country. This is because there is often a shortage of resources that leads to insufficient oversight and other problems that can go unchecked for…
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Research into Louisiana nursing homes can help avoid abuse and neglect

Baton Rouge, LA - Choosing the right nursing home for a family member who is ill or reaching advanced years can be a very important decision. Unfortunately, their quality of life in their final years can be greatly affected by the specific facility…
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Evidence needs to be collected for a case against a nursing home in Louisiana

Baton Rouge, LA - Nursing homes and assisted living facilities are known problem areas for fatalities and injuries. In some situations, these shortcomings lead to physical injuries, neglect of patients, and even deadly mistakes involving an…
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Causes of action against Louisiana nursing homes and similar facilities

Baton Rouge, LA - Nursing homes can potentially be sued for a number of reasons related to neglect and mistreatment. Many of these problems are due to understaffing, lack of training, and a simple lack of resources. Despite widespread awareness…
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Louisiana nursing homes can allow visitors with new rapid coronavirus testing technology

Nursing homes in Louisiana were given the technology to complete rapid coronavirus tests for residents and staff. However, critics were concerned that the technology came too late, as many serious infections and deaths had already occurred in…
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Louisiana nursing homes were challenged with mandatory evacuations due to Hurricane Laura

Nursing homes faced a number of problems as Hurricane Laura struck the Louisiana coast while the coronavirus pandemic was still ongoing.  Evacuations create serious logistical and safety issues When it became obvious that the storm would…