While many California children may wish to care for their parents as they age, this is not always a realistic option for those involved. Whether because of financial, time or healthcare restraints, nursing homes can provide a safe and adequate alternative for care. Sadly, nursing home neglect can be a devastating reality for some residents and their families, who were simply hoping for the best care for their loved one.
In Sept. 2012, a 72-year-old woman who had recently suffered from pneumonia was transferred to a nursing home for rehabilitation. She was put into the ventilator unit and, as ordered by her doctor, was supposed to be hooked up to a ventilator while she slept at night. According to her family, this order was ignored.