Stop the Abuse of our Parents and Grandparents

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11Nursing homes are where you send your beloved parents or grandparents—the people who cared for you as you grew up. When you sign them up and give away astronomical amounts of money, you trust that your loved ones are being cared for, just as you do when you leave you child in a childcare facility. An expert nursing home abuse attorney will be able to help track the attention your loved one is receiving while in the care of an assisted living home.

Unfortunately, these terrible situations happen often at nursing homes across the country. Nursing home abuse attorneys specialize in fighting for those who do not have the voice to stand up for themselves. This despicable crime is all too familiar to some families, such as Cheryl Craig.

Craig put her mother, Adeline Griffey, in the Waters of Yorktown Nursing Home. Ms. Griffey broke her left hip and was admitted to the nursing home after having surgery. Less than six months later, Ms. Griffey was re-admitted to the hospital after sustaining a fracture to her right hip, while staying at Waters of Yorktown. Less than a week later, she returned to the nursing home.

Two months later, bruising, swelling, and abrasions were observed on her right elbow, by a nurse at Waters of Yorktown. The nurse chose to have x-rays taken of the elbow. At the time X-rays were taken, a break was not identified in the elbow.  Craig wanted to get a second opinion regarding her mother’s care and took her to see an orthopedic specialist. The orthopedic specialist noted numerous concerns including, bruising and swelling along the fingers, above the elbow, and on the shoulder of the right arm. Bruising was also found of Griffey’s chest, back, and neck. Additionally, Griffey sustained a broken clavicle and elbow and had the proper surgeries done for those injuries. Griffey passed away just four months following her surgeries.

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Craig is suing the Waters of Yorktown nursing home for not seeking proper care for an injured resident. In addition to this official claim in her lawsuit, it is implied through the documentation that some type of resident abuse was taking place in order for Ms. Griffey to have sustained such a large amount of severe injuries over such a short period of time.

This is not the only concern that has plagued the Waters of Yorktown. They have received multiple Medicare violations for ignoring the physical needs and even social interactions of patients, serving luke-warm food, poor building conditions, and employees that are not properly vetted according to required standards. There last Medicare rating gave them a “below average” rating.

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The company has recently been bought out by IMG and the name has been changed to Yorktown Manor. Mark Ide, the owner of IMG said, “As the new operators we are seeking to upgrade the facility to improve our overall customer satisfaction and rating.”

Having a loved one in a facility, such as Waters Yorktown nursing home can be an unimaginable thought. However, if your family member is in a nursing home, it is a good idea to frequently check in on the place, ask lots of questions, and examine the patient. If you ever suspect abuse or neglect, immediately call a nursing home abuse attorney using this link http://www.johnbales.com .