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Understanding the situation of victims of nursing home neglect

Posted in Nursing Home Neglect on Friday, February 27, 2015.

It is a difficult decision for many of us to place our loved ones in a nursing home. When that decision is finally made, families often go through great care and careful planning in choosing a facility and staff that will offer the utmost care and supervision to their older family members. Unfortunately, even the best facilities in the nation, including here in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, are subject to scrutiny associated with nursing home neglect.

Seniors face many risks in nursing homes. These include falls, dehydration, medication errors and malnutrition. Some of these issues may sound like nothing, but are incredibly serious, such as bedsores. Bedsores can be a serious health problem among bedridden patients. Due to their age, illness and possible incapacity, elders are more likely to develop bedsores, particularly if they are not repositioned regularly by the staff and caregivers in the nursing home. Improper care by nursing home staff may also result in bedsores and ulcers.

Injuries as a result of nursing home neglect can be an additional burden to seniors. Our firm has more than 25 years of experience in handling personal injury and negligence cases and we understand the dangers of nursing home neglect and abuse. We recognize the situation of nursing home residents living in a facility that fails to provide a proper standard of care. We also understand how the families of these residents will feel once they realize their loved ones are victims of neglect.

In such cases, our Philadelphia-based law firm can provide a comprehensive case analysis that may help determine whether the nursing home facility really addresses the needs of the patient when it comes to supervision, basic necessities and safety.