legal resources necessary to hold negligent facilities accountable.
Henderson Bedsore Attorneys
The Henderson bedsore injury attorneys of Nursing Home Law Center LLC act on behalf of nursing patients who have suffered devastating injuries because their caregivers neglected to provide very reasonable preventative care. This is often due to understaffing, which is a strategy being used more frequently to reduce overhead in favor of better profit margins. We find it appalling that these facilities are so concerned about their own bottom lines that they choose not to deliver the very care that they promise and are being paid to provide. If your loved one has been injured due to neglect, we are prepared to fight on your behalf.
Henderson Senior Demographics
The city of Henderson is a haven for senior citizens, with seniors representing 14.3% of its population. Henderson has also seen explosive growth in recent history, adding 11% to its population in a short five year span to exceed 285,000 residents. With such a large senior segment, there is a great need for senior programs and assistance, which is met through senior centers such as the Happenings Downtown Senior Center.
Members have access to a 6,000 square foot facility which offers a fitness center, dining area, wellness area and activity room. Aging residents can enjoy warm meals with their peers, remain physically active through a number of fitness programs and access health screenings and other wellness services. The Heritage Park Senior Facility also offers similar services.
To learn more, you can visit http://www.cityofhenderson.com/henderson-happenings/facilities/recreation-centers/downtown-senior-center.
Finding a Quality Henderson Nursing Center Can Be a Challenge
With only four out of 28 nursing homes in the Henderson area receiving perfect ratings from Medicare, it is understandable that people have been losing faith in the nursing industry as a whole to be able to offer the services and care that their loved ones need. To make it easier to narrow your search, our Henderson pressure sore lawyers suggest using the nursing home compare tool provided on Medicare’s website at https://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare.
This indispensable tool lets you see if a facility has a history of penalties and fines, how well its staff can meet patients’ needs and whether its quality measures are sufficient to ensure your loved one’s safety and comfort. It also lets you expand your search if you are willing to travel a little farther and to see facilities based on criteria such as which payments are accepted and whether the center is part of a hospital or continuing care community.
Developing Pressure Ulcers at Henderson Nursing Facilities Linked to Neglect
We refuse to believe that the majority of bedsores are the result of anything other than the inability of nursing facilities to provide adequate preventative care to their residents. All that is required to mitigate the risks are to move patients every two or three hours, during which a caregiver could look for signs of any existing or developing sores. If detected and treated in a timely manner, most pressure sores become a non-issue.
Understaffed nursing homes have seen a steady increase in the number of patients suffering from pressure ulcers, however, and this is because overworked caregivers are unable to check in with patients often enough to stave off the advancement of these sores. Over time, the sores can cause serious tissue death, eroding skin, muscle and other tissues down to the bone. It is often when the wound becomes infected and the patient’s life is threatened that action is finally taken and he or she is admitted to a hospital.
We simply cannot allow this to continue and our lawyers pursue the maximum allowable damages from these care centers to send a message that facilities not investing properly in their staffs will suffer consequences.
Put Our Proficient Henderson Pressure Sore Lawyers to Work on Your Behalf
Nursing Home Law Center LLC is a leading advocate for those who have been injured due to negligent nursing care and our Henderson bedsore injury attorneys are prepared to fight on your behalf if your loved one has suffered needlessly due to neglect. We invite you to contact us today so that we can answer your questions and review your legal options together. If we cannot help you recover compensation, our services will be free of charge.
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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: