25 Common Nursing Home Problems and How to Resolve Them

This reader-friendly guide covers 25 common nursing home problems encountered by residents and their families. These problems occur in nursing homes across the country. Even the supposedly “good” nursing homes often follow procedures that violate federal laws and harm residents. Knowing your rights and having the tools to force or push nursing home staff and management to follow the law can make all the difference.

Whether you are a nursing home resident, a family member, or a supportive friend, this guide gives you the tools you need to identify and then resolve the problems that residents most frequently face. Your determined advocacy can be the difference between going-through-the-motions nursing home care, and the high quality, person-centered care that residents are promised by federal law.