Tuscaloosa Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

Tuscaloosa Nursing Home Injury LawyerThe Tuscaloosa nursing home abuse attorneys of Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC are dedicated to the interests of those who have been injured simply because the nursing facilities trusted with their care chose not to consider their safety and health as priorities over their own profit and gain. Medicare provides invaluable information and nursing center ratings to those considering whether to place their loved ones into a home. We’ve used this data to provide you with a comprehensive guide to the nursing centers in your area so that you can make more educated decisions regarding your loved ones’ care.

Tuscaloosa Senior Demographics

In addition to being an influential center for industry, commerce and healthcare in the south, Tuscaloosa is the home of the famed University of Alabama. The University is the greatest driver of the city’s economy, which is supplemented by the presence of Mercedes-Benz’s first North American auto production plant. Its population of over 95,000 is burgeoning due to the draw of its colleges and friendliness to small businesses and young people. Tuscaloosa has received attention due to recent recognition as the “Most Livable City in America” and one of the best places to launch a small business.

With a focus on young people and businesses, it is easy to neglect the needs of Tuscaloosa’s senior population, which is just under 10% of the total. Residents over the age of 50 are able to remain active and healthy lives by participating in activities offered by the FOCUS Senior Center. Programs include dancing lessons, fitness courses, financial planning seminars, seasonal activities and trips, singing groups and many games such as bingo, chess and numerous card and board games. For more information, you can call (205) 553-3133.

Tuscaloosa Nursing Homes

There are six nursing homes serving the needs of Tuscaloosa’s senior population and our Tuscaloosa nursing injury lawyers have gathered information concerning their quality of care by using the nursing home compare tool provided by Medicare. If you would like more specific information about any of these facilities or to see how well a facility not listed rates, you can use the same tool by visiting https://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare. We hope that this information helps you in your search for an appropriate nursing facility.

Hunter Creek Health and Rehabilitation
600 34th Street
Northport, AL 35473
(205) 339-5900

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 3 stars out of 5

3 star rating

Primary concerns: The health inspection record and quality measures scores for this facility show that providing a safe, nurturing environment and assessing the needs of patients as individuals are not priorities. Common concerns which could lower these scores include the presence of clutter, environmental hazards, poor disease prevention measures and the lack of true personal treatment plans for patients.

Heritage Health Care & Rehab
1101 Snows Mill Avenue
Tuscaloosa, AL 35406
(205) 759-5179

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 3 stars out of 5

3 star rating

Primary concerns: Health and safety concerns abound at this center and the quality measures have been found greatly lacking. The greater concern of the two has to be the health record, as the presence of environmental and health hazards can result in very tragic injuries such as falls, the development of bedsores or the spread of infections and other communicable diseases.

Forest Manor
2215 32nd Street
Northport, AL 35476
(205) 339-5400

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 4 stars out of 5

4 star rating

Primary concerns: The only major demerit this facility received was over quality measures. Receiving a poor grade in this area calls into question the ability of the facility to assess your loved one’s needs, provide a specific plan of treatment and ensure his or her ongoing comfort, however. Aside from these concerns, this nursing home received an above average rating from Medicare.

Glen Haven Health and Rehabilitation
2201 32nd Street
Northport, AL 35476
(205) 339-5700

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 4 stars out of 5

4 star rating

Primary concerns: Don’t let the four star rating fool you when considering this facility. Its two star health inspection history is worthy of some warranted questions on what measures are being taken to assure that residents are going to be provided with a safe environment free of disease and other environmental hazards in the future.

Park Manor Health and Rehabilitation
2201 McFarland Boulevard
Northport, AL 35476
(205) 339-5300

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 3 stars out of 5

3 star rating

Primary concerns: This facility has received mediocre scores in all areas of evaluation. While mediocre is considered an upgrade in comparison to some of the ratings you will find elsewhere, it reveals that this facility can stand to make improvements in all areas, beginning with the quality of its staff.

Moundville Health and Rehabilitation
Third Avenue PO Box 607
Moundville, AL 35474
(205) 371-2252

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 5 star out of 5

5 star rating

Primary concerns: While receiving an overall score of five stars, this nursing home has concerning grades for its quality control and staff. Staffing concerns are often at the root of greater issues, so if this home doesn’t resolve its understaffing problems, its overall score may tumble as a result.

When Legal Action is Necessary

One of the most difficult things our Tuscaloosa nursing injury lawyers’ clients go through is the wonder of whether somebody close to them is the victim of neglect or abuse. Doing nothing could mean that your loved one continues to suffer while pressing a claim without enough evidence could be frivolous and embarrassing. We would rather help you rule out abuse than allow the suspicion to remain in the back of your mind. Therefore, if you notice any of the following, we will be happy to help you determine whether an investigation or other action is appropriate.

  • Your loved one develops bedsores or an infection without any satisfactory or reasonable explanation.
  • You notice that your loved one suffers from sudden paranoia, depression, rage or symptoms that often mimic dementia. While it is possible for older patients to experience neurological disorders, if the change happens randomly, it could be due to abuse.
  • You notice physical evidence of abuse such as bruises or marks on the wrists, ankles or genitals.
  • You notice that your loved one has lost weight or suffers from symptoms of dehydration such as darkened urine, confusion, lightheadedness or fainting.
  • Your loved one is hospitalized due to medication errors, a drop or fall, the spread of an undiagnosed infection or for any other suspicious reason.

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC has a team of dedicated lawyers who specialize in nursing law so that you can be assured you will have the greatest chance of successfully recovering compensation should your loved one become the victim of abuse or neglect. To learn more about how we can help you protect your loved ones’ interests, contact us today to share your concerns and arrange a free consultation.

Once our award winning Tuscaloosa nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys have collected all of the information pertinent to your case and conducted a detailed evaluation of your claim, we will let you know all of the legal avenues available to pursue your case and which plan of action we feel would be most appropriate and effective. Since we work on a contingency basis, you are assured that we will never require attorneys’ fees unless we are able to recoup compensation on your behalf.

Client Reviews

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Jonathan did a great job helping my family navigate through a lengthy lawsuit involving my grandmother's death in a nursing home. Through every step of the case, Jonathan kept my family informed of the progression of the case. Although our case eventually settled at a mediation, I really was impressed at how well prepared Jonathan was to take the case to trial. Lisa
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After I read Jonathan’s Nursing Home Blog, I decided to hire him to look into my wife’s treatment at a local nursing home. Jonathan did a great job explaining the process and the laws that apply to nursing homes. I immediately felt at ease and was glad to have him on my side. Though the lawsuit process was at times frustrating, Jonathan reassured me, particularly at my deposition. I really felt like Jonathan cared about my wife’s best interests, and I think that came across to the lawyers for the nursing home. Eric