Articles Tagged with elder care facility

8-1024x1024What to Do About Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect

Nursing homes are places where elderly and others receive care and support to meet their needs. According to data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), about 1.2 million Americans reside in nursing homes. When we place our loved one in a nursing home we expect that they will receive proper care and will be treated with respect. Unfortunately, sometimes a nursing home resident is a victim of abuse or neglect. If that happens, you will want to take immediate action to resolve the situation.

2-1024x1024Bedsores May Indicate Nursing Home Neglect

Nothing is more heartbreaking than to learn that your elderly parent is suffering from a serious infection while living in a nursing home. An assisted living facility is supposed to be a place you trust to care for your loved one and provide for all their needs. If you find that your parent has bedsores, you may not realize that they could and should have been prevented. The presence of these sores can be serious and may lead to the further decline of the health of your loved one.

What are Bedsores?

Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matt Arnold answers the question “What constitutes nursing home negligence?”

Bedsores are also called pressure ulcers and can occur most often on people who are bedridden or who are immobile. Pressure ulcers happen over time, and they can and should be prevented. Competent caregivers know how to avoid bedsores on their patients. Unfortunately, bedsores are usually signs of neglect. Elder care neglect can put your loved one in danger. If you believe that a loved one is the victim of nursing home or caregiver neglect, you can seek legal help from an experienced personal injury attorney.

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