It is never an easy decision for New Mexico residents to place a loved one in a nursing home. Although there can be mixed feelings about doing so, it is frequently for the best, as a person who is elderly or infirm will need a certain level of attention that families cannot provide. Nursing homes are supposed to have trained staff and medical professionals who provide a reasonable standard of care. However, it is an unfortunate truth that some of these facilities have incidents of nursing home abuse.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has a Nursing Home Compare website. It has informed consumers that there were issues with neglect, residents being exploited or abused in 5 percent of these facilities. Out of 15,262 nursing homes, that came to 760 icons tagging them. Updated each month, this information is designed to warn people as to whether the facility, they are considering for a loved one is adhering to the necessary requirements to care for residents.