Many senior citizens settle in Nevada's retirement communities to enjoy the sun and year-round golfing and water activities. However, as some of these seniors get older, they have medical and/or psychological issues that their family members cannot handle alone. Moving a loved one to a nursing home in these situations is never easy, but it is often necessary.
Nursing homes and assisted living facilities are often costly, but we want to ensure that our elderly family members get the professional, compassionate care they need. Sadly, in some situations, the staff and administrators of nursing homes do not live up to the trust we have placed in them. Whether because of lack of money and staff, poor training, negligence or just plain cruelty, nursing home residents can be subjected to poor care and abuse that can lead to illness, injury and even death.