Arkansas doesn’t have the best safety record for its nursing homes. While most are great, clean, welcoming places in which our aging loved ones can live happily for years to come, some have been singled out by state and federal agencies for repeated violations (including severe cases of nursing home abuse in Arkansas, some of which have resulted in fatal accidents). Many have faced fines, closures, and increased governmental oversight. The owners and staff of nursing homes are entrusted with the care of our loved ones, and that’s an honor and privilege that every nursing home owner and staff member should take seriously, with no exceptions.
Neglect in Arkansas Nursing Homes
One of the most prevalent abuses in Arkansas’ nursing home systems is neglect. Care workers in these homes and long-term care facilities are tasked with the duty of monitoring patients and residents. They must: