Norfolk Nursing Home Neglect & Pressure Ulcer

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The Norfolk bedsore injury attorneys of Nursing Home Law Center LLC are committed to prosecuting nursing neglect cases on behalf of those who endured needless suffering due to long term neglect or negligent care. We’ve found that most pressure sores are prevented through conventional and basic care which falls under the duty of care that every care center has to its patients. Efforts to reduce overhead through underemployment have resulted in a lowered quality of care for residents and even contributed to their injuries. We refuse to allow this practice to continue, as people should be regarded more highly than profit and treated with the dignity and respect they have earned.

Norfolk Senior Demographics

A population of over 246,000 residents makes Norfolk the second largest city in Virginia and almost 10% of the population is comprised of senior citizens. There is also a significant portion of the populace which falls between the ages of 50 and 64, and is preparing to join the senior population over the course of the next ten to fifteen years.

The Prime Plus Norfolk Senior Center is dedicated to helping aging residents improve the quality of their lives by promoting physical and mental activity so that the body and mind can remain strong well into their golden years. Its programs also help members maintain their independence even after they have started to lose the ability to do some of the things they once could. To learn more about the programs and services that are available, visit http://www.primeplus.org/.

Nursing Care Choices in Norfolk Leave Much to Be Desired

There are currently 42 nursing facilities serving the Norfolk area and only four of them have earned top grades from Medicare. This is reason for alarm, as it means that the majority of homes in the area have been cited for some form of deficiency. If the need to place a loved one under the care of a nursing center arises, this can make the choice even more difficult.

Our Norfolk pressure sore lawyers suggest using the Medicare nursing home compare tool at https://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare to eliminate facilities known for providing poor care from your list for consideration. The tool allows you to compare centers side by side and will disclose details such as whether the facility has been fined or denied federal payments in recent history and if appropriate quality control measures are in place to ensure your loved one’s safety and comfort.

How Pressure Sores Can Be Used to Reveal Systemic Neglect at Norfolk Nursing Centers

Once you understand how easy it is for caregivers to prevent the development or worsening of bedsores, it is easy to see why they are signs of long term neglect. When a patient is unable to move on his or her own and is confined to a chair or bed, he or she needs to be moved into a different position every two or three hours to prevent long term circulation problems. This measure alone is sufficient to prevent sores from forming or becoming worse and the person adjusting the patient’s position can take the time right then to check for existing sores.

Systemic nursing neglect has resulted from the practice of eliminating critical staff positions in order to save money. When the remaining workers are overworked and denied the resources or manpower they need to care for all of their patients, some of them will suffer as attention is prioritized toward the patients with immediate needs.

Let Our Proficient Norfolk Pressure Sore Lawyers Review Your Case for Free

Nursing Home Law Center LLC is a leading advocate for the rights of those who have been neglected or abused by those who were meant to provide their care. If your loved one has been mistreated or neglected, we would like to invite you to arrange a free case review with one of our award winning Norfolk bedsore injury attorneys so that we can help you determine the most appropriate way to pursue your claim. We will only accept payment after securing the compensation you deserve and guarantee that our services will be free if we fail to do so.

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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