legal resources necessary to hold negligent facilities accountable.
Phoenix Bedsore Attorneys
The Phoenix nursing home negligence attorneys of Nursing Home Law Center LLC are passionate advocates of anyone who has been injured because of long-term neglect while under the care of a nursing home. Pressure ulcers (also referred to as bed sores) are telltale symptoms of negligent care because there is little excuse for how they could go unnoticed and effective preventative measures are simply and easy to implement. The desire for some facilities to lower costs through eliminating staff members, however, makes the patient pay a heavy price through a diminished quality of care. If this has happened to your loved one, we are prepared to fight for justice on your behalf.
Phoenix Senior Demographics
The city of Phoenix has seen an explosion of growth over the last five years with the addition of almost 126,000 new residents. Seniors make up a significant portion of its current population of 1.5 million, representing 8.4% of this total. The City of Phoenix Human Services Department offers programs and services tailored to the needs of the aging community through 15 senior centers located throughout the city.
Those seeking physical activity, socialization or the ability to challenge themselves mentally can participate in the numerous recreational activities, sports and educational programs available. Others who require assistance due to limitations such as diminished physical capacity, low income or the inability to drive are able to receive the aid they need through rental assistance programs, moving assistance, home appliance repair and a number of discount programs. For more information, visit here.
Phoenix Nursing Home Options Vary in Quality
There are 70 nursing homes serving Phoenix, but only 25 of them have received perfect Medicare assessments. The increase in reports about nursing home neglect has many people apprehensive about placing their loved ones into assisted living communities and this serves only to validate their concerns. It is possible to find a decent nursing center still, however, and the Medicare nursing home compare tool has helped many people narrow their searches.
Our Phoenix pressure sore lawyers find it to be invaluable when reviewing facilities because it offers details concerning how well each center has performed in health inspections, addresses patient comfort and employs and trains staff members. Most importantly though is that it will allow you to see whether the home you are considering has been cited or fined in recent history for providing substandard care.
To use the tool, simply visit Medicare’s website.
The Majority of Pressure Sores at Phoenix Skilled Nursing Facilities are Linked to Neglect
We simply cannot fathom how it is possible for caregivers not to notice when a patient has developed bedsores or is suffering when the sores begin to worsen. This is why it is so incredulous to believe that anyone whose sores become open wounds are being given the time or attention that they should receive. In reality, many caregivers at understaffed facilities are forced to rush through their rounds and overlook the needs of patients who do not have immediate or urgent needs in favor of those who do.
Systemic neglect at nursing homes is the byproduct of the desire many for profit operated facilities have to reduce overhead at the residents’ expense. These nursing centers lack the manpower to deliver the quality of care they advertise to their residents and often double down by covering up evidence of neglect or waiting until a situation has become dire before taking any action.
Put Our Phoenix Nursing Home Lawyers to Work on Your Behalf
Nursing Home Law Center LLC can help you secure the compensation needed to treat your loved one’s injuries and assist you in moving him or her into the care of a facility that will deliver the care everyone deserves. We have helped thousands of elder neglect and abuse victims find the justice they sought and are confident we can do the same for you. Contact us today to arrange a free case review with an award winning Phoenix bedsore injury attorney today so that we can let you know more about your options and how we can guarantee your best chances of a successful financial recovery.
Should you have questions about Arizona law related to pressure sores and nursing facilities, view our page here.
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: