Negligent Nursing Homes in NC
12/29/2011The Wake Forest Care Center, a rest home for the aged and the disabled with eighty beds, lost one of its residents recently. McKinley High, a seventy-nine-year-old resident suffering dementia, wandered away from the Wake Forest Care Center one evening. High walked into traffic on Wait Avenue where he was hit by a car and then taken to WakeMed. He later died of his injuries.
NC Nursing Home Abuse Cases
Almost three years ago the North Carolina state system issued a six-month suspension of accepting new patients for the Wake Forest Care Center. The rest home also has a history of poor inspection ratings. Seniors and families caring for their aging loved ones have a difficult time finding long-term care that’s affordable and safe. Sadly, there are always cases in North Carolina for the neglect and abuse of seniors in long-term care centers that operate as licensed assisted living facilities or nursing homes.
Check Nursing Home Licenses
How can families find a safe nursing home in North Carolina? Many nursing homes are understaffed or staffed with untrained people. Check North Carolina’s nursing home inspection history. Adult care home violations are listed on the NC Division of Aging and Adult Services website. There are over 300 nursing homes licensed in North Carolina—check this list to make sure the nursing home you choose has an active, clean license.
Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys Raleigh
Nursing home neglect attorneys at Brent Adams & Associates handle legal cases in North Carolina where innocent elderly people are hurt or killed because of abuse or neglect in nursing homes. Too often as we age our cognitive abilities become limited and make it difficult to communicate. Seniors may not be able to speak up for themselves if they are experiencing neglect or abuse. Nursing home neglect attorneys in our Raleigh, Dunn and Fayetteville offices are available at 800.849.5931.
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