Manchester Area Nursing Homes
Nursing homes are designed to offer the kind of twenty-four care that some elderly people need. They should also have staff members that are trained to handle emergencies and special care needs. Unfortunately, many nursing home employees are overworked and this can lead to stress and nursing home abuse and neglect.
The Higgins Firm serves residents all across Tennessee as well as in Manchester, Coffee County. Coffee County had 52,796 people in 2010 and the county continues to grow. The county was established in 1836 and got its name from John Coffee, an early European American settler. Coffee County is home to twelve Century Farms, farms that have been around for more than one hundred years. The residents of Manchester should contact the lawyers at the Higgins Firm with their nursing home abuse claims. We will help you determine if you are eligible to receive compensation for any pain and suffering you have been caused.Nursing Homes in Manchester and Coffee County
When deciding on the right nursing home for someone you care about, it is recommended that you consider all your options. Some of the nursing homes located in Coffee County and surrounding areas include:
- Horizon Health and Rehab Center
- Manchester Health Care Center
- Life Care Center of Tullahoma
- NHC Healthcare Tullhoma
You should visit each of these nursing homes and ask plenty of questions such as:
- How many staff are there for each resident?
- What kind of training procedures does the nursing home use?
- How are meals handled?
- What kind of activities can the residents participate in?
- Who gives out medications?
- What does the nursing home do in emergency situations?
- Are their specialized plans for people at risk for falls and illnesses?
You should also notice how clean the facility is and how often the residents seem to be left alone. All of these factors will help you figure out which nursing home is best for your loved one’s needs.What do Nursing Homes in Coffee County do to Prevent Problems for at Risk Residents?
Certain residents with mobility problems or those that have serious illnesses may be at risk of developing pressure sores, infections and more serious medical problems. Nursing homes are required to provide special equipment such as safety mats, bed rails and adjustable beds for people at risk of falling and developing other serious medical problems. For residents that cannot move around well when in bed, the nursing home should turn them every couple hours to help prevent pressure sores from forming. If a nursing home notices pressure sores or other injuries they are required to seek medical care and treatment for these residents before the condition gets worse.
If a nursing home fails to follow these prevention guidelines, they can be held responsible for any injuries or problems that occur due to negligence. If you feel that someone you care about has been neglected or abused while in a nursing home, it is advised that you contact one of our compassionate and experienced nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers with the Higgins Firm. We understand that this is a difficult time for you and your family and we will do everything we can to make the process go as smoothly as possible. We will help you collect information such as medical records, treatment and photos that may be needed for your abuse or negligence claim. Our legal team will also help you to receive damages for the abuse or neglect that has been endured. Finally, we will work hard to make sure the nursing home is held accountable for their neglectful actions.
You can contact us online or by calling 800.705.2121 to discuss your case and any questions you might have.