Reno Nursing Home Neglect & Bed Sore
There is nothing unreasonable about the expectation that our loved ones will receive respect and attentive care when they are under the supervision of a nursing home. The level of neglect required to allow a patient to suffer from advanced stage pressure ulcers is appalling and the Reno bedsore injury attorneys of Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC are fully prepared to fight on behalf of those who have fallen victim to such negligent treatment. If your loved one has been injured, we would like to hear your story so that we can help make things right.Reno Senior Demographics
With a population of over 241,000, Reno is the Nevada’s third largest city and has a senior segment that totals 11.7% of its populace. There are many more residents who fall between the ages of 50 and 64, and these citizens will require access to senior programs and assistance over the next decade as well. There are a number of senior centers throughout the city which aim to meet these needs, run through the City of Reno and various volunteer organizations.
Aging residents can enjoy hot meals, social activities, health and fitness programs, wellness screenings and group outings through their local senior centers. They may also be able to access transportation assistance so that they can maintain their independence even after they have lost their ability to drive safety. To find a senior center or organization close to you and to learn more about the services offered; you can visit http://www.newtoreno.com/senior.htm.Limited Nursing Home Options Available for Reno Residents
While Reno has a large senior population, there are only 12 nursing facilities located within 50 miles of the city. Four of these care centers received perfect grades from Medicare, meaning only one third of the facilities in Reno provide services of a superior caliber. This can frustrate many people who fear placing their loved ones under the care of a home which will neglect their needs or fail to live up to its promises.
Our Reno pressure sore lawyers use the Medicare nursing home compare tool provided at https://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare to separate the disreputable facilities from those which have strong Medicare ratings based on staff quality, health inspection records and lack of fines and penalties. The tool will allow you to expand your search beyond the Reno area as well, so that you can access more options during your search for the perfect care center.Pressure Ulcers at Reno Nursing Facilities Are Intolerable
Preventing bedsores is as easy as checking in with patients on a routine basis to make sure that circulation isn’t cut off from the areas surrounding their joints. By moving patients into different positions, caregivers can ensure that blood flow is restored to those areas which have been deprived of oxygen and that tissue death does not set in. While taking the time to do this, it becomes very easy to also detect sores when they are still minor and treatable with conventional topical medications.
It is inexcusable to allow a patient to suffer from a progressing pressure ulcer because of how unwarranted and noticeable such a wound can be. We find it impossible to believe that attentive care givers wouldn’t notice a patient who is in pain or the smell and sight of a festering and infected wound that has been left to rot. This is why we feel so passionately about forcing nursing homes that would understaff their facilities to such an extent to suffer severe consequences.Our Reno Pressure Sore Lawyers Want to Advocate on Your Behalf
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC has helped thousands of nursing neglect victims find the justice they’ve sought from the facilities responsible for their injuries. If your loved one has suffered from an advanced pressure ulcer, we invite you to contact one of our award winning Reno bedsore injury attorneys today so that we can review the details of your claim and advise you properly on your legal options. If we are unable to recover damages on your behalf, you are assured that our services will be free of charge.
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