Sumner County Nursing Homes
For many of us the thought of placing someone we love in a nursing home to be cared for by someone else is scary. It can be even scarier to think about when we hear about cases of nursing home abuse and neglect happening all too often. The attorneys at the Higgins Firms have experience dealing with cases of nursing home abuse or neglect in many areas of Tennessee including Sumner County. The seat for the county is Gallatin and its largest city is Hendersonville. Sumner County is part of the greater Nashville metropolitan area. It has a population of 160,645 people. Our lawyers understand how difficult it is for you to place your trust into a nursing home and we strive to provide the best legal services possible for our clients. To help find the right nursing home for your loved one, we have set forth some of the Sumner County Nursing Homes below. You can click on the name for more information about the home.
SUMNER COUNTY AREA HOMES:
- Golden Living Center-Brandywood
- NHC Place Sumner
- Gallatin Health Care Center, LLC
- NHC Healthcare-Hendersonville
Once you decide that your elderly loved one needs to go into a nursing home, you then are left with the decisions about which nursing home is best. An important first step in this process is to compare each nursing homes and their ratings. You can go to the nursing home compare website here to see these ratings. After you choose a few nursing homes you want to consider, it is a good idea to visit each nursing home. This allows you to talk to the staff and administration and ask any questions you may have about training procedures for the staff, how many staff there are available during the week and on the weekends, how nutritional needs are met and what the nursing home does in emergency situations. This is also a good time to notice how the residents seem to be doing. Do they seem happy or do they seem worried and withdrawn? It is also important to notice the home itself, including such things as room size, safety measures and equipment for each resident, how clean the home is and if maintenance seems to be performed regularly. All of these factors can be very helpful in choosing the nursing home that is right for your loved one.How can a Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer help me?
After you decide on a home and place your loved one in their care, it is still recommended that you visit them often to make sure that the nursing home is providing the care that is needed. When you visit, you should pay attention to the behavior of your family member and notice any changes. This is also a good idea to notice any physical changes. Do they have scrapes, bruises, sores, or scratches that were not there before?
If you feel that your loved one may be the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, then you should talk to the nursing home about your concerns as soon as possible. If they do not handle the problem appropriately, then you can contact the Tennessee Department of Health. After you have taken these steps, you should contact one of our compassionate and knowledgeable nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers with the Higgins Firm. We care about our clients and will make sure that you receive any compensation you may be entitled to for what you and your loved one have suffered. We will also see to it that the nursing home responsible is held accountable for their negligence and abuse.
Please contact us today online or by calling 800.705.2121 to discuss your legal options.