The truth of the matter is that there are companies in America that will do anything for profits. This includes injuring those people that the company is supposed to help and protect.
A lawsuit has been filed in Seattle against Milwaukee based Extendicare Health Services. The suit alleges that:
Extendicare is “more interested in protecting themselves from liability and thereby increasing profits than protecting the rights, health and safety of their own elderly and vulnerable residents”
The plaintiffs are:
two former residents and a man whose daughter died at Aldercrest Health & Rehabilitation Center in Edmonds after her tracheal tube clogged with mucus within 24 hours of being admitted.
For what its worth Carl Tabor, Extendicare’s area director says:
plaintiffs have mischaracterized the company’s admission agreement. He said government inspectors have never cited it for problems.
The problems with some nursing homes is that they cut too many corners in order to save a few bucks. Companies must make a profit in order to survive. They must make a profit in order to pay salaries and hire more people. But, especially in the nursing home field, these companies cannot cut too many corners. We are dealing with people and their families not some widget.
There must be checks and balances to make sure that the residents are protected.