Our parent’s and grandparent’s generations have been referred to as “The Greatest Generation” because they left the shores of the United States and won World War II. And they fought two more wars. Many of them and their friends didn’t come home. They also landed on the moon and, after defeating communism, they brought down the Berlin Wall.
And while they did these grand things, they raised and protected us. And now it is up to us to protect them.
In 2013, 3.3 million people reside in nursing homes. and as our parents and grandparents age, and need assistance and healthcare, we all have choices to make. No two situations are the same, and we must seek out the best for our loved ones. For some, that may be moving them in with family. For others, that may mean an assisted living facility and for those with greater needs, a nursing home may be the most appropriate choice. Whichever choice is made, the dignity, health and well-being of our loved one are the paramount priorities.
If you have trusted your loved one to the care of a nursing home, you have made the same choice million other families have made. When you made that choice, you expected your family member to receive good care and treatment. Unfortunately, inspections of the nursing homes by the governmental entities charged with protecting the elderly clearly show that many nursing homes are not providing the level of care that you expected. In fact, while Tennessee has more than 300 nursing homes, less than one-sixth of them have been given a top-rating, and Tennessee has been given a D in overall nursing home care by the Families for Better Care Report Card.
How do you know if your loved one has been subjected to nursing home abuse or neglect? Look for these signs:
• Development of bed sores and pressure ulcers
• Unexplained falls
• Rapid weight loss
• Broken bones
• Open wounds, cuts and bruises
• Injuries from restraints or lack or restraints
• Unexplained or unexpected death
Alix and David have collectively handled these types of cases for more than 20 years, and we will bring that experience to bear for you. We will listen to your story, analyze your situation, provide you with answers about what happened to you or your loved one, and fight for you. If you believe that you or a family member have been a victim of nursing home negligence and abuse in Tennessee, call Alix and David for your free consultation as soon as possible so they can start helping you right away.