I have heard family members make this very statement…usually after they have lost a loved father, mother, or sibling to outrageously poor care in a nursing home. It is a sad commentary on how the Long Term Care Industry in America operates.

I recently read an article which should give us all some hope. A movement is underway in California to improve this deplorable situation. A movement is underway to change the culture of nursing homes – to move from a sterile, hospital-like environment to a more home-like environment. In California, a coalition has been working with about 50 nursing homes to assist them in moving to a more resident-directed and resident-focused delivery of care.

The focus of the movement centers around:

1. Consistent Staff Assignments

2. Improved Dining Services

3. Reduced Noise

4. Aroma Therapy

5. Increased Activities

6. Improved Hygiene/Bath Time

Read the complete article here.

Dan Frith
Dan Frith

Dan Frith has over 25 years of experience representing individuals and families in cases of medical malpractice throughout Virginia. He has been named "Best Medical Malpractice Attorney" by Roanoker Magazine and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. To speak with Dan, contact him by email at dfrith@frithlawfirm.com.