Individuals all across Chicago have had to make the difficult decision to put themselves or loved ones into nursing homes. In many situations a loved one is moved into such a facility when his or her family members can no longer personally manage the medical and day-to-day responsibilities of keeping them safe and healthy. Nursing homes, which are held to licensing standards of care that mandate certain levels of resident interaction and support, can provide trustworthy sources of support for those in need.
While many nursing homes exceed the expectations of their licensing boards, others fail significantly when it comes to patient and resident care. Individuals living in nursing homes have suffered serious injuries from falls, errors in the administration of their medications and other hardships as a result of poor nursing home management. One major problem for residents of nursing homes is bed sores.