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Milwaukee Nursing Home Neglect & Pressure Sore
Milwaukee Nursing Homes
The Milwaukee bedsore injury attorneys of Nursing Home Law Center LLC prosecute cases on behalf of those who have been neglected so severely that they endured the agony of advanced stage pressure ulcers. These injuries are entirely preventable with the most basic of care, which is why there is no legitimate excuse for why any patient should exhibit open and infected wounds that require extensive medical intervention to both save his or her life and to make it possible for the injuries to heal. If your loved one did not receive the care and respect he or she deserves, we can help you find the justice you seek.
Milwaukee Senior Demographics
With over 600,000 residents, Milwaukee is the largest city in Wisconsin. Its economically and culturally diverse population is young with over 27% under the age of 18, but the senior segment is still significant as it represents nearly 9% of the total with tens of thousands of residents preparing to enter its ranks over the next decade. This spells the need for quality senior services and programs to support those who are gradually requiring more assistance.
The Milwaukee County Department on Aging provides funding for twelve senior centers located throughout the area. Those who are looking to remain socially active, mentally sharp and physically fit can gain access to a variety of services which include special events, wellness programs, nutrition, advocacy, transportation assistance and social activities. To learn more, visit http://county.milwaukee.gov/SeniorCenters.
The Quality Offered by Most Milwaukee Nursing Centers Leaves Much to Be Desired
There are 55 nursing homes throughout Milwaukee that serve the needs of the aging and infirm, which would appear to offer a multitude of choice for those searching for a facility suited to their loved ones’ needs. Only 12 of these centers received perfect grades from Medicare, however, and 25 were rated two stars or below. This is concerning for anyone who worries about how a loved one will be treated under the care of someone else.
Our Milwaukee pressure sore lawyers recommend using the nursing home compare tool found on Medicare’s website because it allows you to see whether the facilities you are considering have received any serious citations or fines, how well the staff meets the needs of patients and whether the center will accept Medicare and Medicaid payments. It also allows you to extend your search so that if you are willing to travel a little farther, you can identify homes that deliver superior care.
The tool is available at https://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare.
Pressure Ulcers at Milwaukee Nursing Facilities Are Unwarranted and Preventable
The privatization of the nursing industry has resulted in the near ubiquity of for profit nursing chains, which have in turn implemented strategies which are in their own interest rather than that of the people they are supposed to serve. Understaffing is an effective tool to reduce overhead, but comes at the cost of denying basic care to those who have the reasonable expectation of it.
It does not require much to mitigate the risk of pressure sores and when we’ve encountered victims whose wounds have become so severe they required hospitalization, we have seen that systemic neglect was most often to blame. Overworked caregivers simply cannot be everywhere at once, which forces them to deny the needs of some in order to serve others. The reason some victims suffer for so long, however, is because of efforts made by the administration or staff to cover up the neglect for fear of well-deserved blowback.
Review Your Legal Options for Free with a Qualified Milwaukee Pressure Sore Lawyer
Nursing Home Law Center LLC has been able to secure damages on behalf of thousands of nursing neglect victims, which is why we are confident in our ability to represent your interests. If your loved one has been mistreated, we invite you to contact us so that one of our award winning Milwaukee bedsore injury attorneys can review your claim and discuss your legal options together. We only accept payment from clients after we have been able to recover compensation on their behalf, so you are assured our services will be free if we are unable to do so.
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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: