How to Avoid Michigan Nursing Home Injuries
Michigan is one of 11 states that received an F on its last report card for its failing and inadequate nursing homes; this is according to a study by the organization known as Nursing Home Report Cards.
Most people don’t know that nursing home abuse and personal injuries are an ongoing problem in the profession. It’s hard enough to have to put a family member in someone else’s care, and it’s reports like these that make the problem something that needs to be solved.
The report looked at some main line items to make its grading determinations, and therefore, when searching for a nursing home, here’s what you should ask:
- What’s the percentage of registered nurses staffing your facility at all times?
- Can your facility provide direct care around the clock?
- How has your facility scored on its recent health inspections?
- Is your facility economically strong, or are you experiencing deficiencies?
Most of those questions can be found online, and we strongly encourage you to research as many nursing homes as possible before choosing one to leave a loved one at. Visiting them is a necessity, but doing your research can eliminate potential candidates quickly.
And remember, if you or your loved one has been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, then there are Michigan personal injury laws to protect you.
We’ve been battling nursing home injuries in West Bloomfield, Birmingham, Royal Oak, Southfield, Novi, Detroit, and other surrounding Detroit Metro areas for the last 30 years. Our expansive litigation experience enables us to take nothing from you up front, and you only pay when we successfully litigate or settle your claim.
It’s time to put an end to the abuse. We’re here when you need us.