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New Mexico AG sues nursing home chain over care, staffing issues

A new lawsuit filed by the New Mexico attorney general accuses seven nursing homes for failing to have adequate staffing to treat patients properly. Attorney General Gary King alleges that low staffing levels made it mathematically impossible for the care facilities to, in fact, provide care, according to McKnight’s.

McKnight’s reports that if the lawsuit is successful, other states could file similar suits. The facilities targeted are staffed a levels that are below average. The suit asserts that the facilities, which are operated by Preferred Care Partners Management Group, didn’t have enough aides to help residents unable to eat or drink on their own. The suit also says managers were aware that aides did not have time to properly assist in resident bathing practices.

Preferred Care Partners is based in Plano, Texas, and has facilities spread across ten states. The group owns facilities in the southwest, southeast and Midwest regions. The suit includes testimonies from staff witnesses, according to McKnight’s.

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