The decision to place a loved one in a facility is one of the most difficult ones any of us will face in our lifetimes. Unfortunately, only approximately 1 out of every 5 nursing homes in South Carolina holds a Five Star rating from Medicare. And 16% of South Carolina's nursing homes have a One Star rating - the lowest rating they can receive - based on criteria like health inspections, staffing, and quality measures.
Nursing homes and assisted living facilities care for our loved ones at a time in their lives where they are often the most vulnerable and they are charged with a duty to provide adequate care to their residents and patients while maintain the highest possible level of independence, integrity and dignity. When nursing homes and assisted living facilities fail to meet this standard of care, disastrous results, including falls, bed sores, skin breakdown, unexplained injuries and rapid health decline, and often avoidable death occur.
Sadly, all too often, nursing home residents are not properly cared for and sometimes suffer abuse and neglect at the hands of trained caregivers. This can lead to the development of bed sores, malnutrition and dehydration, bowel impaction, falls and bruising, broken bones, poor hygiene, medication issues, mental health issues and the improper use of restraints.
Nursing homes that neglect or abuse our loved ones need to be held accountable. If you believe a family member has been the victim of nursing home neglect or abuse, then it is important to seek timely legal advice from an attorney who has experience handling these claims. If you or a loved one has suffered any of the following, contact us for free case review to see whether we can help:
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