NURSING HOME NEGLECT
Too often in South Carolina, elderly or disabled residents of long-term care facilities, nursing homes and assisted living care facilities are not getting the attention they require, and sometimes have to compete with dozens of other residents for the attention of an employee in an understaffed nursing home. As a result, residents who require assistance in activities of daily living such as feeding, bathing, toileting, walking, etc., are not receiving adequate care. Such neglect can lead to disastrous consequences such as debilitating falls, the development of painful and immobilizing decubitus ulcers, malnutrition and sometimes death.
The law office of Ryan Montgomery, Attorney at Law, LLC, in Greenville, South Carolina, represents victims and family members in nursing home abuse, nursing home injury and nursing home neglect cases. Learn about your rights and legal options by calling (864) 207-4764.
Your Loved One Has Rights
Any nursing home or home health care facility that accepts Medicaid funds must also abide by government regulations setting minimum standards for the care of residents in these facilities. Many of these regulations are regulated and addressed by the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) and are administered through the South Carolina state government.
HCFA regulations set guidelines for the evaluation, care and treatment of residents, aimed at maximizing the quality of each resident’s daily life and minimizing abuse and neglect. Notwithstanding the requirements of HCFA, substandard care of residents has become an increasingly growing and troubling problem.