legal resources necessary to hold negligent facilities accountable.
Bowie Bedsore Attorneys
The Bowie bedsore injury attorneys of Nursing Home Law Center LLC work tirelessly to protect our elderly from the negligent actions of greedy nursing home administrators who routinely place profits above the wellbeing of those they purport to serve. We find it appalling whenever we encounter a victim who has endured unthinkable pain and suffering due to injuries that were entirely preventable with the routine care that they were promised all along. If your loved one has been mistreated, we can help ensure that you find the justice you are seeking and your loved one’s medical expenses and out of pocket costs are covered.
Bowie Senior Demographics
A booming population of 58,000 has made Bowie the fifth largest city in the state of Maryland and roughly 11.6% of its residents are over 65 years of age. Thousands of additional residents are on the cusp of retirement and will join the senior segment in the next decade or so. For this reason, the Bowie Senior Center offers aging residents a 29,000 square foot facility where they can access quality programs meant to enrich and prolong their lives while helping them remain independent.
Those who are no longer able to drive due to vision impairment or loss of physical ability can benefit from transportation services as this will help them maintain their independence and delay the need to be admitted to a nursing home. Other programs allow members of the senior center to enjoy time spent with friends or to learn new skills while remaining physically active. To learn more, visit https://www.cityofbowie.org/109/Senior-Center.
Why to Exercise Caution When Selecting a Nursing Facility for a Loved One
While there is an abundance of options available in the Bowie area for those looking to place a loved one into a nursing center, only about one third of the homes in the vicinity have received the best possible ratings from Medicare. In order to eliminate the substandard facilities from your search, our Bowie pressure sore lawyers recommend using the nursing home compare tool found at https://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare.
This comprehensive tool will allow you to see if a home is equipped with an adequate staff, free of health inspection deficiencies and penalty-free over the last three years. One of the added benefits is that you can also compare multiple centers side by side to see which one is truly suited to your loved one’s needs and interests.
How Understaffing Contributes to Pressure Sores at Bowie Nursing Centers
For profit nursing chains are driven by profit and will take whatever steps they feel necessary to both reduce overhead and increase revenue. One of the most commonly deployed tactics to increase margins is the reduction of staff. Many administrators take it too far, however, reducing staff numbers to unacceptable levels and forcing the patients to pay the price through denial of service and systemic neglect.
Prevention of bedsores falls under basic care because it involves very basic and routine check ins with patients and the rotation of each bedridden patient from varying positions to prevent the restriction of blood flow to areas surrounding the joints. It is safe to assume that if patients are receiving this routine attention that caregivers would also notice the existence of sores or their worsening over time. If a resident suffers from a stage three or four pressure ulcer, it is most likely because staff members have ignored his or her needs for a very long time.
Put Our Proficient Pressure Sore Lawyers to Work on Your Case
Nursing Home Law Center LLC has helped thousands of nursing neglect victims find the justice they sought and would like to invite you to learn more about how we can do the same for you. Contact us today to arrange a free case review with one of our award winning Bowie bedsore injury attorneys so that we can let you know more about what you can expect from the legal process and how we would go about handling your claim. If we are unable to recover the compensation that you deserve for your loved one’s injuries, you will owe us nothing for our time and services.
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Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Resources
If you are looking for an attorney to assist with the investigation or prosecution of a nursing home abuse case involving bed sores or other injury visit the pages below: