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The ongoing Coronavirus pandemic has left our nations nursing homes in a devastating predicament. When the pandemic first started, most nursing homes in the United States were losing money and struggling to attract new residents. COVID-19 has left many nursing homes ill-equipped to protect both their workers and residents from contracting this deadly virus. Due to the loss of profits, nursing homes were unprepared to handle COVID-19 which proved problematic in containing the spread of the virus. The lack of staff and personal protective equipment has led to a devastating number of patient deaths.
Nursing homes have faced many difficulties throughout the years due to financial worries and increased competitors. Home care attendants and assisted-living facilities decreased the number of new residents in nursing homes causing most to go bankrupt. Nursing home investors have held onto the real estate assets of nursing homes due to the value of the buildings and, in many cases, investors bought operating nursing homes to lease back the building for more money. This causes homes to reduce quality of care for affordability and private equity buyouts.
If you have a loved one that has been mistreated by nursing home staff or if you are currently employed by a poorly run home, contact the Wilmington nursing home abuse lawyers at Rhoades & Morrow for a free case consultation. We understand the challenges that COVID-19 has put on the nursing home community, but that does not constitute abuse. Our team is dedicated to fighting for your rights and will ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. Call us today at 302-407-0827 or contact us online. Located in Wilmington, Bear, and Milford, Delaware, we serve clients throughout the state, including Middletown, Dover, Milford, Hillsborough, Lewes, Rehoboth, Elsmere, and Seaford.