According to a Government database, Texas has one of the worst ratted nursing homes in the country. With over 51% of the states nursing homes getting less than two stars out of five. The website, which is run by medicare, shows the results of nursing homes by the quality of care, results of government inspections, and so on. This means that over half of the nursing homes in Texas are far below the national standards. These for-profit nursing homes often have cases of abuse and neglect on top of their already poor conditions.
This means many families have to make the decision to have their loved one close by in a one-star nursing home or send them away to one of the few 5 stars rated nursing homes. To give you an idea of how rare these quality facilities are, they only make up about 12% of the 1,193 nursing homes in Texas.
Contact a Texas Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer for Help
When you place your loved one in a care facility, you expect them to remain safe and free from harm. This is unfortunately not always the case, as nursing home abuse and neglect is a growing issue across the United States. If your senior loved one is showing any signs of nursing home abuse, it is in your best interest to reach out to The Law Giant at Begum Law Group right away.