A major concern with both nursing homes and assisted living facilities (ALF) is short staffing. In our practice, we routinely find the plaintiff’s injuries are directly related to inadequate staffing. If you have a loved one who is in a nursing home or ALF and are concerned about the staffing speak with the facilities administrator and/or a social worker. If you are unsuccessful contact the Ombudsman’s Office (this is an independent state-run office who advocate for the rights of elderly residents).