The Denver Post reports that after a man died from complication from bedsores that he got while living in a Rocky Ford nursing home, his family has won a $3.2 million lawsuit against the home. The man entered Pioneer Healthcare Center in Rocky Ford in 2009. At first, he was able to walk around the facility with some help despite his Parkinson’s Disease. However, after a large bedsore developed late in 2010, he became bed-ridden. The large bedsore, which was hidden from his family, became worse and worse, until a nurse’s aide who was worried that the man would die told his son about it during a visit. Administration tried to prevent the son from moving his father to the hospital, where it turned out that he was malnourished and dehydrated, in addition to suffering from the bedsores. The doctors at the hospital believe that the bedsores were related to his death.
If you suspect neglect in the nursing home care of your loved one, contact a dedicated Denver nursing home neglect lawyer immediately to learn what help is available to you.
Sometimes, it becomes necessary to entrust the care of an elder loved one to a nursing home; at this time you are trusting that the nursing home will take the best care possible of your family member. Beyond simply treating a condition that made the person’s care difficult for him or herself, this also means caring for all aspects of the person’s physical health as well as their emotional well-being. Unfortunately, situations arise all too frequently in which nursing home residents receive care that just isn’t sufficient. Nursing homes are required to make sure that bedridden patients move several times a day, so that they don’t develop bedsores or other skin conditions that can become serious health problems. Dehydration, malnutrition and a lack of exercise are serious problems at too many nursing homes.
If you believe that a nursing home is not caring for an elderly family member properly, speak with an experienced Denver nursing home neglect lawyer immediately. Rhett Meyer is dedicated to helping people in Denver and around Colorado ensure that their elder loved ones are not abused or neglected, but receive proper care. He can help you examine the care that your loved one is receiving, and direct you to agencies that can help secure their safety. Knowing what to do when someone isn’t getting the care they need is difficult; Rhett can help. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION, contact Rhett at The Meyer Law Firm at (303)444-1618 today.