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Ask nursing home residents questions about how they're doing

Nursing home abuse and negligence are serious matters that plague many residents. When you have a loved one who is in a facility, you likely want to keep an eye on them to ensure they get the care they need. When nursing homes have to prevent visitors from coming into the building, there is more room for these vulnerable residents to suffer harm at the hands of those who are supposed to care for them.

Financial exploitation in nursing homes is a serious problem

When you make the decision to place a loved one in a New Mexico nursing home, it is likely you invested a significant amount of time into researching the right facility. This is not an easy choice, even when you feel confident in the facility and know it is best for your family member to have long-term care. It takes a tremendous amount of trust to put someone you love in the care of another person. 

Nursing homes are unprepared to deal with coronavirus

New Mexico nursing homes may struggle with basic sanitation and infection control issues even without the threat of coronavirus. Nursing homes nationwide are routinely cited by the federal government for their failure to take measures to prevent infections among their residents. These nursing facilities may not do the simple daily things that keep residents safe from this possibly deadly ailment.

Feds launch National Nursing Home Initiative to fight neglect

On March 3, the U.S. Department of Justice announced the launch of the National Nursing Home Initiative, which is designed to crack down on negligent nursing home owners and operators in New Mexico and across the nation. The department has already begun investigating around 30 nursing homes in nine states.

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