Tipton County Nursing Homes
Tipton County is located in Covington, Tennessee and as of 2010 had a population of 61,081 people and growing. The county was created in 1823 from land that originally was part of the lands of the Chickasaw Native Americans. The county is home to the Tipton County Museum which tells about the history of the county. The Higgins Firm cares about the people of Tipton County and if you suspect that someone you know has been the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, we will fight for you to make sure you get the compensation you need for what has been suffered.What are Some of the Nursing Homes in Tipton County?
When you are thinking about choosing a nursing home in Tipton County, you should visit this website to compare the ratings of the homes you are considering. Some of the nursing homes in the Covington and Ripley area that you can choose from are:
- Covington Care Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
- Covington Healthcare and Rehabilitation
- Ripley Healthcare Rehab Center
- Lauderdale Community Living Center
Once you narrow down which nursing homes you want to choose from you should visit each home and pay attention to certain things such as:
- Does the home look clean and safe for residents?
- What sounds do you hear?
- Are people calling out for help or are they laughing and talking with others?
- Is the staff treating the residents with respect?
- Does there seem to be enough staff?
- Do they staff seem overworked or stressed out?
- What kind of activities are available for the residents?
You should also ask the nursing home how they handle medications, meals, and emergency situations such as falls or pressure sores. Finally, you should ask about the training procedures and how often training is given and updated.What Should I do if I Notice Signs of Abuse or Neglect?
It is important to visit your loved one as often as you can when they are in a nursing home. During your visit, it is a good idea to talk with your loved one and see how well they are doing since they have been in the home. This is also a good time to check them for any signs of bruising, cuts or scrapes that may be unusual or that wasn’t there before. You should also pay attention to your loved one’s behavior. If they are more agitated, quiet or worried than usual, this could also be a sign of abuse or neglect.
If you notice any of these or other signs of abuse or neglect, you should make the nursing home aware of the situation as soon as possible. If they seem to dismiss the issue or do not properly handle it, you do have options. You can contact the Tennessee Department of Health or an Adult Protection Services Agency. They may send someone to the nursing home to conduct an investigation.
Once your loved one has received proper medical care and treatment for any abuse or neglect, you should contact a caring and experienced Tennessee nursing home lawyer with the Higgins Firm. We will help you gather evidence that may be needed for your case. Then, we will work hard on your behalf to see to it that you are given any compensation that may be rightfully yours for the injuries that have been caused.
You can contact us online or by calling 800.705.2121 to discuss your case and any questions you might have.