Mount Pleasant Nursing Home Neglect & Pressure Sore
The Mount Pleasant bedsore injury attorneys of Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC believe that cases of nursing neglect need to be met with serious legal action in order to prevent future abuse from occurring. Pressure ulcers are not only very easy to prevent, but they are highly treatable in early stages, making it even more unacceptable when patients are allowed to suffer from sores that progress into later stages. If your loved one has developed a severe pressure ulcer, we would like to invite you to learn more about your options by contacting us and sharing the details of your claim.Mount Pleasant Senior Demographics
The town of Mount Pleasant is one of many in South Carolina experiencing burgeoning growth over the last twenty years. Its population doubled in the period between 1990 and 2000 and increased nearly 20% from 67,000 to over 81,000 in just the last five years. Many of this growth is attributed to aging residents, which are finding the area welcoming and pleasant. 12.2% of the town’s populace is made up of seniors currently.
Any older resident seeking programs to keep active physically, mentally and socially will be pleased with the programs provided through the Mount Pleasant Senior Center. It provides an AARP safe driver class, fitness courses that include Zumba, Pilates, Tai Chi and Yoga, dance classes, group games and social events and trips. Members also have access to massage therapists, computer and tablet classes, quilting and jewelry crafting.
For more information on current programs and how to become a member, you can visit http://www.tompsc.com/index.aspx?NID=222.How to Choose the Best Mount Pleasant Nursing Facility for Your Loved One
Whenever we hear of new cases of nursing abuse or neglect, we feel concern and consternation regarding the decision to place a loved one under the care of professionals. Our Mount Pleasant pressure sore lawyers recommend using the nursing compare tool offered by Medicare to make this process easier and more upfront. Using Medicare’s ratings and information regarding each facility’s history of fines and citations, you can quickly separate the poor nursing homes from those most likely to serve your loved one’s needs.
There are 12 facilities in the Mount Pleasant area and we were able to quickly single out the Mount Pleasant Manor for the nearly $200,000 in fines it has been forced to pay over the last three years. Having access to this data will allow you to see the red flags and feel more comfortable about the facility you select. To use the tool, visit https://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare.The Indefensible Nature of Pressure Ulcers at Mount Pleasant Nursing Homes
It should be clear during intake whether a new nursing patient is at an elevated risk of developing bedsores and the nursing home should create a treatment plan centered around mitigating this risk. Most patients who develop pressure ulcers have difficulty moving on their own accord and prevention and treatment of a bedsore is as simple as moving the patient in order to restore circulation to their joints.
An attentive caregiver would also catch the existence of sores in their early stages, when they are very easy to treat. If a sore continues to progress unnoticed and unabated, it becomes an open wound at risk of infection, which can spread throughout the body into the blood stream, organs and bones. This poses a life threatening condition for the patient and the situation should never be allowed to get to this point.Schedule a Free Case Review with a Mount Pleasant Pressure Sore Lawyer to Review Your Options
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC has litigated on behalf of thousands of nursing home abuse victims, so we have the knowledge and experience needed to ensure you have the greatest chance of bringing your loved one’s nursing home to justice for its misdeeds. Contact us today to arrange your free case evaluation with an award winning Mount Pleasant bedsore injury attorney. If we are unable to recover compensation on your behalf, you are assured our services will be free of charge.
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