legal resources necessary to hold negligent facilities accountable.
Mesa Bedsore Attorneys
Failure to investigate a nursing home’s history prior to admitting a loved one to its care may end in disaster, as the amount of reports being filed due to neglect are escalating at an alarming rate. The Mesa nursing home neglect attorneys of Nursing Home Law Center LLC specialize in prosecuting cases against those nursing centers which have blatantly disregarded the needs of their patients to the point of negligence. In lieu of stronger regulations and oversight to make sure that skilled nursing and assistive living communities invest properly in their staff and environments, our attorneys promote change by sending the unequivocal message that mistreating our seniors will result in serious consequences.
Mesa Senior Demographics
Mesa Nursing Home & Pressure Sore LawyersMesa is the third most populated city in Arizona and is growing at a steady clip, having increased its population by over 7% in just five years. Its current population of over 471,000 includes a disproportionately high number of seniors, who represent over 14.1% of the populace. This is greater than the state and national average and the next decade will see this segment grow more rapidly as the Baby Boomer generation begins to retire in full force.
East Valley Adult Resources has paired with the City of Mesa to provide a number of programs and activities to adults over the age of 50 so that they can stave off the need to seek assistive care and remain healthy, active and social. The services include a number of fitness classes which include aerobics, Tai Chi and gentle exercise along with free blood pressure checks, support groups for those with vision impairment, wellness classes and a dial a ride program to help those who cannot drive make their medical appointments and shop for groceries.
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Quality of Mesa Nursing Centers is hit or Miss
Of the 60 nursing facilities serving Mesa, just under half have received a five star rating from Medicare. This means that while there are plenty of decent options available, there are plenty of nursing homes to be wary of in the mix. To rule out those facilities with a history of neglecting patients and providing substandard care, our Mesa pressure sore lawyers suggest using the Medicare nursing home compare tool found here.
This comprehensive tool allows you to review Medicare’s grades on each center’s health inspection history, staff quality and quality measures assessment and will also let you see whether the facility has been the recipient of fines or federal payment denials in the last three years.
Pressure Sore Cases in Mesa Nursing Homes Require Strong Legal Response
We have watched in near horror over the last two decades as countless families approached us with their nursing neglect cases. There is no single cause for neglect, but certain events and developments over the last twenty years have created the perfect storm that we are witnessing in present day. The first was the decision of lawmakers to make draconian cuts to senior program funding. This effectively limited the ability of traditional non-profit homes to compete and allowed for-profit nursing chains to gain over 70% of market share over a fifteen year period.
For-profit nursing homes are notorious for reducing overhead by whatever means necessary, and we have seen some homes employ staffs that were barely adequate to keep the doors open. It is the patient who pays when caregivers lack the resources and time to provide them with attention and pressure ulcers are the manifestation of this systemic problem. When the prevention of bedsore requires only 5-10 minutes of attention several times a day, there is no excuse for allowing a patient to endure the pain and suffering of an advanced stage sore.
Our Mesa Pressure Sore Lawyers are Equipped to Take Neglectful Nursing Homes to Task
Nursing Home Law Center LLC has litigated on behalf of thousands of nursing home neglect victims and we have the experience and legal prowess required to provide your case with the best chance of success. We understand how important the choice of legal representation is, which is why we are happy to review your case and discuss your legal options without any obligation or cost to you. Contact us today to arrange your free consultation with an award-winning Mesa nursing home injury attorney.
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Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Resources
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