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Find a Safe Nursing Home


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10/31/2011
Brent Adams
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Nursing home abuse attorneys at Brent Adams & Associates represent families in NC in nursing home litigation. Every case involves a family who has lost a loved one to abuse or who has discovered their loved one has been abused or neglected while a resident at a nursing home.

Families are often concerned on how to choose the right assisted living facility or home healthcare provider. This is the type of decision that shouldn't be made quickly. One of a family's first emotional concerns is finding care that will preserve their loved one's dignity and respect. A safe environment should really be the top concern to protect their friend or family member's health.

Take time to review Medicare's information about the elderly care facility, their safety guidelines, health inspections and violations and staff training information. The federal government site offers a convenient nursing home comparison option. Families can use the site to find a safe nursing home in NC or anywhere in the country.

There should be well-documented schedules of care for staff to follow. Bed sores and infections are a major problem in assisted living facilities. Make sure the nursing home not only has procedures, but actually follows them.

Visit several assisted living centers to learn a firsthand perspective. Do the rooms look and smell clean? Are residents receiving adequate attention and care? Do you know someone who is happy with a nursing home they can recommend?

If you suspect your loved one is being neglected by nursing home staff or is showing signs of abuse, contact a nursing home abuse lawyer at Brent Adams & Associates at 800.849.5931. There are special state and federal laws that protect the elderly. Our law offices in Dunn, Fayetteville and Raleigh have nursing home abuse attorneys ready to explain how the complicated laws will affect your abuse case.



Category: Nursing Home Neglect


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