Knoxville Nursing Homes
As we grow older, many of us cannot move around as well as we used to which makes caring for ourselves harder. If this sounds like someone you care about, a nursing home may be an option for them. Unfortunately, several nursing homes are understaffed and inadequately trained and this can led to nursing home abuse in many areas in Tennessee including Knoxville and Knox County. It is third biggest city in Tennessee and home to 183,270 residents as of 2013 and it keeps growing. Knoxville was settled in 1786 and was Tennessee's first capital. After the Civil War, Knoxville became a major wholesaling and manufacturing area. In recent years, Knoxville has become a repository of Appalachian culture, and is a gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The attorneys at the Higgins Firm work hard to give our clients the best legal service we can offer. We will do all we can to help you get the compensation you deserve for any abuse or neglect that has been caused.How do I Decide on a Knoxville Nursing Home?
A good place to start is to familiarize yourself with the nursing homes in your area. Below is a list of several of the homes and you can click onthe name for more information:
- NHC Healthcare Fort Sanders
- Serene Manor Medical Center
- NHC Healthcare- Knoxville
- Kindred Health and Rehabilitation Northhaven
- Westmoreland Health and Rehabilitation Center
- NHC Healthcare Farragut
After you make the tough decision to place someone you care about in a nursing home, you need to decide which nursing home is the right one. One way to do this to do a little research. You can click on this link to go to a page that allows you to see the rating each home in your area received as well as other information. This is a good way to narrow down your choices so that you can go check out each nursing home for yourself. Once you are there, you should check out the conditions of the home. Does it seem clean and is it meeting safety standards? Are the residents happy or do they seem isolated and agitated? You should also ask the nursing home how they handle residents who might be at risk of falling or those that are confined to a wheelchair. Do they have the training to handle the needs of the person you care about? Will they notify you of any problems that may occur? Are nutritional needs being met? When and how do residents receive any medicines? If you ask these questions and pay attention to the environment in each nursing home, you will be better able to pick one that is right for the person you care about.
After they have moved in and gotten settled, you should keep visiting with them. This is a good way to make sure that the nursing home is still doing everything they promised. If you notice cuts, wounds, or marks on the person you care about, you should ask the nursing home about it as soon as possible. These are some of the most common signals that nursing home abuse may be occurring. If the nursing home does not properly address the issue, you should contact the Tennessee Department of Health and tell them about it. They will typically send someone to the home to follow up and check things out.Why Should I Contact Knoxville Nursing Home Lawyer About my Claim?
If someone you care about has suffered from nursing home abuse or neglect, it can seem overwhelming and you may not know what to do next. This is why it is important to contact a knowledgeable nursing home abuse and neglect lawyer from the Higgins Firm. We have the skills and experience that is needed for handling nursing home abuse claims. We will answer any questions that you have and work with you to see to it that you are compensated fairly for any pain and suffering your relative or loved one has been through.
Please get in touch with us today online or by phone at 800.705.2121 to talk about the legal action you may be able to pursue.