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Overview of Tucson Nursing Home Safety Ratings & Risks

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A look at the highest, and lowest, rated nursing homes in Tucson, Arizona. The most common injuries, risks and what family and friends can keep watch for. Suspect nursing home negligence? Here are your next steps to report a nursing home and get help. Information provided by TNKLaw.com, Tucson AZ

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Overview of Tucson Nursing Home Safety Ratings & Risks

  1. 1. NURSING HOME INJURIES The Khalidi Law Firm PLLC Tucson, Arizona www.tnklaw.com/nursing-home-abuse/ www.tnklaw.com/elder-abuse/
  2. 2. ARE TUCSON’S NURSING HOMES SAFE? One of the toughest decisions a family will have to make is the decision they can no longer care for an elderly loved one alone, and it’s time to entrust their loved one’s care to others. An important series of questions quickly emerges, including:  When I’m not there, will they be safe?  Are some facilities in Tucson safer than others?  What are the risks I need to consider?  If a problem develops, how will I know? What should I do? Call Now For A Free Consultation: 520.629.9909
  3. 3. WHEN I’M NOT THERE, WILL THEY BE SAFE? There are almost 2 million Americans living in long-term care facilities. The majority of these elderly individuals will receive competent, compassionate care. However, this is a growing and vulnerable population with increasing risks for abuse and neglect.  10% of nursing homes had violations that posed risk of serious injury or death to a resident.  More than 40% of nursing home residents have reported abuse.  According to a 2012 government study, 85 percent of nursing homes reported some sort of abuse. Unfortunately, the above data isn’t comforting. Call Now For A Free Consultation: 520.629.9909
  4. 4. FOR ONE OF OUR ATTORNEYS, NURSING HOME ABUSE AND NEGLECT IS PERSONAL… “My interest in representing those who have been neglected or abused began long before I became a lawyer. My grandmother suffered in a nursing home when I was a teenager. I still remember how frightened and scared she was. From that moment, I knew I wanted to do what I could to protect those who could not protect themselves. In the 25 years that I’ve been practicing law, I’ve dedicated a majority of my time to advocating for vulnerable adults, including the elderly, as well as children who have been harmed, neglected or abused. – Tucson Attorney Lisa Kimmel Call Now For A Free Consultation: 520.629.9909 ”
  5. 5. ARE SOME TUCSON NURSING HOMES SAFER THAN OTHERS? One of the ways to keep from placing your loved one in a potentially substandard facility is to research before you make the decision. Medicare has rated 21 nursing home facilities within 25 miles of Tucson. The results show a wide range in care. HIGHEST RATED LOWEST RATINGS 1. PARK AVENUE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER 2. ARIZONA STATE VETERAN HOME- TUCSON 3. SABINO CANYON REHABILITATION & CARE CENTER 4. HAVEN OF TUCSON LLC 5. BROOKDALE SANTA CATALINA 1. FOOTHILLS REHABILITATION CENTER 2. VILLA MARIA CARE CENTER 3. SANTA ROSA CARE CENTER 4. THE HEALTH CARE CENTER-FORUM TUCSON 5. PUEBLO SPRINGS REHABILITATION CENTER Call Now For A Free Consultation: 520.629.9909 See Full Ratings
  6. 6. WHAT ARE THE RISKS I NEED TO CONSIDER? Nursing home abuse, neglect and injuries can be caused by a wide array of circumstances. The most common include:  Understaffing. A facility’s staffing levels are rated by Medicare. Staffing levels are directly related to quality of care and patient injury risk.  Medication Use. Patients’ medications can have side effects that increase the risk for falls or other injuries. Stay informed about current medications, dosages, drug interactions and side effects. Some facilities may accidently, or intentionally, overmedicate a patient. Heavy sedation can be a warning sign of other risks.  Other Residents. Up to 20% of nursing home residents have reported aggressive or hostile behavior from another resident. Other patients may have cognitive disorders and/or pharmacological causes for their behavior. Ultimately, staff are responsible for protecting all patients.  Failure of Management A nursing home may fail to properly consider background checks for staff; may not provide adequate training; may neglect drug testing and miss employee drug use, among other things. Call Now For A Free Consultation: 520.629.9909
  7. 7. IF A PROBLEM DEVELOPS, HOW DO I KNOW? Signs of Care Facility Neglect and/or Abuse Read More: http://TNKLaw.com/nursing-home-abuse/  Bed sores or pressure ulcers  Unexplained marks, cuts and bruises  Unexplained broken bones  Dehydration, weight loss and hunger  Sepsis or severe infection  Patient withdrawn or depressed  Unsanitary living conditions  Personal items or money disappearing  Staff restricting patient access  Injuries requiring hospital or emergency room care  Injuries by another resident  Resident heavily sedated or medicated  Unexplained death Call Now For A Free Consultation: 520.629.9909
  8. 8. WHAT SHOULD I DO? It is cruel and unreasonable to subject loved ones that took care of us when we were young to abuse or neglect when they need help, especially from a $100 billion industry to whom we have given our trust. If you are concerned that a loved one, or other resident, is being harmed while in a Tucson nursing home facility:  If someone is in immediate danger, call 911 or the local police.  The Arizona Department of Health Services provides an online form for filing a complaint.  Contact the Adult Protective Services Central Intake Unit.  Call your Local Area Agency on Aging Call Now For A Free Consultation: 520.629.9909
  9. 9. ADDITIONAL ONLINE RESOURCES  Overview of Filing Complaints Against Arizona Long-Term Care Facilities  Pima County Council on Aging, Most Requested Publications/Resources  Arizona Long Term Care Ombudsman Office & Publications  Malnutrition and Dehydration in Nursing Homes: Key Issues in Prevention and Treatment  U.S. News & World Report, Best Nursing Homes in Tucson, AZ  Legal Assistance for Long-Term Care Patients and Families Call Now For A Free Consultation: 520.629.9909
  10. 10. THE KHALIDI LAW FIRM PLLC CAN HELP If your loved one has been hurt in a nursing home in Tucson, Arizona, contact The Khalidi Law Firm PLLC to learn how we can help. www.tnklaw.com/contact_us Phone: 520.629.9909 Email: info@tnklaw.com Call Now For A Free Consultation: 520.629.9909

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