Dyer County Nursing Homes
One of the best things you can do when trying to decide on a nursing home is to go tour each of the homes on your list. Some of the nursing homes in Dyer County that you may consider visiting are:
● Highlands of Dyersburg Health and Rehab
● Oakland Community Living Center
● Dyersburg Nursing and Rehabilitation
Before you visit each of these homes you should visit Medicare Nursing Home Compare to see the ratings of the homes and how they compare to other homes in the same area. This will give you some idea about whether or not the nursing home is in a good standing.
When you have decided which homes you want to get more information about, you should tour each home and ask questions about how the residents are cared for, the number of staff the home has, what kind of training is provided for employees, and how the nursing home handles injuries, illnesses or other emergencies that may occur. You should also watch out for if residents seem happy and receive attention prompted from employees or if they are constantly being ignored. It is important to ask questions and notice the surroundings so you can get a good sense of how the place operates every day.
The Higgins Firm nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys handle many cases of abuse and neglect for clients in several areas of Tennessee and Dyer County as well. Dyer County has more than 38, 335 residents and its population rises each year. The county was named after Robert Henry Dyer who was an army officer during the Creek War and the War of 1812. Dyer County was founded by a Private Act of Tennessee, passed on October 16, 1823. Dyer County is in the part of Tennessee referred to as the “Mississippi bottomland”. The Higgins Firm strives to do our best to provide excellent legal services to the residents of Dyer County. If you feel that someone you know has been abused or neglected while in a nursing home, you need to talk to one of our attorneys right about our your concerns. We will help determine if you may be eligible for compensation for the pain and suffering your loved one has been caused.
How do Nursing Homes Prevent Abuse and Neglect?
Nursing home abuse and neglect can be prevented. Nursing homes are required to provide proper training for their employees. They are required to have specialized care plans for people with mobility issues that may be at a higher risk of falling. They are also supposed to have equipment and supplies such as wheelchairs, bed rails, safety mats, and extra bedding and padding for people who may be at risk for developing pressure sores or other problems. They should have a emergency response system for the residents and staff.
If a nursing home fails to provide this training or equipment or fails to follow the right procedures when dealing with an emergency, they may be held responsible for negligence if your loved one gets sick or is injured while in their care. When you visit the person you know in a home, you should be aware of any bruises, bite marks, cuts, scrapes or other marks that seem unusual or were not there the last time you visited. These may be signs of abuse. You should report any signs of abuse or neglect to the home and the Department of Health. This way steps can be taken to resolve the problem.
Why should I contact a Dyer County Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer?
When someone you know has been abused or neglected in a nursing home, you will be upset. You will also likely be confused and not know where to turn for help or what you are supposed to do now. This is why it is important to consult with an experienced nursing home abuse and neglect lawyer with the Higgins Firm. We will answer all your questions and help guide you through this process. We will talk with you about any information, medical records or photos you may have that could be helpful to your case. Finally, we will use our skills and resources to make sure you get the compensation you deserve for what you and the person you care about has been through.
You can contact us online or by phone at 800.705.2121 to address any concerns you may have about your claim.