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Virginia Beach Nursing Home Bed Sore Lawyers
Virginia Beach Nursing Homes
The Virginia Beach bedsore injury attorneys of Nursing Home Law Center LLC represent the rights and interests of the many nursing home patients who have suffered needlessly because the facilities trusted with their care failed to ensure their staffs were adequately equipped to provide basic care. A pressure ulcer is a clear sign of long term neglect because caregivers can mitigate patients’ risks through very routine care that we would expect for every patient being treated in an assisted care center. If your loved one is suffering from an advanced stage pressure sore, we would like to hear your story.
Virginia Beach Senior Demographics
Virginia Beach is the largest city in the state with a population of over 452,000 people and over 10.6% of its residents are over the age of 65. With numerous more residents preparing to retire over the next ten years, there will be a very strong need for senior services and programs that can help the aging delay the need for treatment in nursing facilities. The Forever Young Senior Centers program allows these residents to remain active, learn new skills and access the assistance they need to remain independent.
Residents over the age of 55 can join and will benefit from access to warm meals, social activities, fitness and health programs, trips to local stores, arts and crafts and group trips. Seniors who are no longer able to drive can also sign up for the available rides programs for a nominal fee of $1.50 each day a ride is required. To learn more, you can visit https://www.vbgov.com/government/departments/parks-recreation/recreation-centers/Pages/senior-centers.aspx.
Selecting a Quality Nursing Center in Virginia Beach
Only four of the 27 nursing facilities within 25 miles of Virginia Beach earned perfect grades from Medicare, which sums up why many people feel apprehension about the process of selecting a care center for a loved one. Our Virginia Beach pressure sore lawyers direct many people to the nursing home compare tool provided by Medicare at https://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare when they are concerned about the quality of care their loved ones are likely to receive at a nursing home.
The tool allows you to expand your search based on distance, quality, facility type and payment forms accepted so that you can find a center best suited to your loved one’s needs. It will also allow you to quickly identify which facilities need to be avoided due to understaffing concerns, health inspection deficiencies and a history of fines and penalties. We find this information to be indispensable to anyone looking to avoid homes that have a history of providing inferior care to their residents.
Why a Pressure Sore Is an Indication of Negligent or Neglectful Nursing Care
In our experience, advanced stage bedsores are almost always linked to the inability of caregivers to take precautionary measures that are effective in reducing the chances patients will develop pressure ulcers or in preventing the worsening of existing sores. These measures are very simple and commonsense actions such as moving patients every two to three hours and examining patients for signs of developing ulcers.
If staff members are unable to take these easy steps to keep patients from enduring extreme pain, the facility has failed to employ an adequately sized staff and chosen to neglect the needs of patients in favor of reduced overhead instead. This practice is becoming commonplace at for profit nursing centers and cannot be tolerated any longer.
Put Our Virginia Beach Pressure Sore Lawyers to Work on Your Behalf
Nursing Home Law Center LLC has prosecuted thousands of cases against nursing homes that have failed to provide the reasonable and basic care needed to ensure patients are safe and healthy. If your loved one has developed an advanced pressure ulcer, you may be able to hold his or her negligent nursing home accountable and recover the compensation you need to cover the cost of his or her medical bills, transfer to a more appropriate facility and pain and suffering. Contact us today to discuss your legal options with one of our award winning Virginia Beach bedsore injury attorneys.
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