legal resources necessary to hold negligent facilities accountable.
San Diego Nursing Home Bed Sore Lawyers
The San Diego nursing home negligence attorneys of Nursing Home Law Center LLC are passionate about fighting for justice on behalf of nursing neglect victims who have suffered simply because the administrators of their care facilities valued profits more than their safety. When paying exorbitant fees for professional care, it is reasonable to expect that our loved ones’ basic needs will be addressed. It is for this reason that the failure to prevent pressure ulcers is so reprehensible and requires an aggressive and stern response. If your loved one has been mistreated or developed bed sores we can help you hold those responsible to account for their actions.
San Diego Senior Demographics
The city of San Diego is undergoing rapid growth, adding almost 100,000 residents over the past five years alone for a total of 1.4 million. It is the second largest city in the state and home to an economically and culturally diverse population which includes a large senior segment that comprises 10.7% of the populace. As those aged 50 years of age and older inch closer to retirement, the senior segment will be even more significant and the demand for senior services will swell.
Those who are looking to remain mentally sharp, physically active or socially involved can participate in numerous programs offered through the Senior Citizens Services Center Office. The office coordinates programs for nine senior centers located throughout San Diego which include educational courses, exercise programs, social gatherings and group trips. Those looking for transportation assistance or nutrition programs can find what they need through their local senior center as well.
To learn more about available activities and programs, you can visit sandiego.gov.
How to Select a Quality San Diego Nursing Facility for Your Loved One
There are currently 58 nursing homes serving San Diego and only 26 of them have received perfect ratings from Medicare. Our San Diego pressure sore lawyers use data provided through Medicare’s nursing home compare tool to help clients looking to relocate their loved ones and we recommend this tool to anyone who is concerned about the history of the nursing facilities they are considering placing their loved ones into.
The grades provided for each center take into account staff to patient ratios, health inspection records and whether the facility has been fined or penalized in the last three years. For example, a quick review of San Diego’s nursing homes using this tool revealed that the Clairemont Healthcare & Wellness Centre was the recipient of over $490,000 in fines over the last three years and denied federal payments due to the negligent treatment of patients. This is valuable information to have when considering whether a home is fit to take care of someone you love.
To use the tool, simply visit medicare.gov.
Pressure Sores Are a Growing Concern for San Diego Area Nursing Homes
The primary reason we feel so strongly about how pressure ulcer victims have been treated is because these injuries are completely unwarranted in the vast majority of cases. Caregivers should know that patients who are unable to walk without assistance and are confined to chairs or beds are at an increased risk of developing bedsores. All it takes to mitigate this risk is the regular re-positioning of the patient.
Under-staffing is one of the most significant contributors to neglect as it forces caregivers to rush from one patient to the next. They are then more likely to ignore the basic needs of patients or to notice that there is a concern. Advanced stage pressure ulcers take a long time to become open sores, which means they are evidence of systemic neglect over a long period of time.
Our San Diego Nursing Home Negligence Lawyers Invite You to Have Our Team Review Your Bed Sore Case for Free
Nursing Home Law Center LLC is a leading prosecutor of nursing abuse and neglect cases and we have sought justice on behalf of thousands of victims. If your loved one has been injured due to long term neglect, contact us today to be connected with one of our award winning San Diego bedsore injury attorneys so that you can learn more about your legal options and rights prior to deciding how to proceed. Our services will always be free of charge unless we are able to secure compensation on your behalf.
Should you have questions about California law related to pressure sores and nursing home care, 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 San Diego nursing home abuse case involving bed sores or other injury visit the pages below: