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Shelby County Nursing Homes

Nursing homes are places that no one likes to consider for the people they care about. However, as long as the nursing homes has good training methods and a qualified staff, these homes may be a good choice for when the person you care about can no longer take care of themselves. The lawyers with the Higgins Firm have the knowledge and skills that are needed to take action against nursing home abuse and neglect in many parts of Tennessee and in Shelby County. Shelby County has over 900,000 people and that number is growing each year. The county was established in 1819 and is located in Memphis, Tennessee. It is sourrounded in the west by the Mississippi River and became known for its cotton crop. Shelby County's economy is still growing and changing today. The Higgins Firm cares about all the clients we serve including those in Shelby County. If you suspect that someone you care about has been abused or neglected while in a nursing home, you need to speak to a nursing home abuse and neglect lawyer with our firm right away. We will listen to your case and help you to get the compensation you deserve for what you have been through.

Nursing Homes in Shelby County, Tennessee

Choosing a nursing home can be a complicated decision. Some of the nursing homes in Shelby County that you may want to think about are:
•    Parkway Health and Rehabilitation Center
•    Quality Care Center of Memphis
•    Signature Healthcare at Methodist
•    Signature Healthcare at St. Peter Villa
•    Harbor View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
•    Poplar Point Health and Rehabilitation

    If you are considering one of these local nursing homes or another home in the area, it is important that you visit each home to ask them questions and to notice how well the current residents are being taken care of. You should ask things such as:

•    How often are the staff trained?
•    What kind of training is given?
•    How many staff are available for each resident?
•    How are meals and actvities handled?
•    How is medicine given?
•    Do residents with limited mobility have specialized care plans?
•    What are the emegerency procedures?

     After you ask these questions, it is also a good idea to take note of the surroundings and notice if the nursing home seems clean and if the residents seem happy or if they seem neglected and are kept waiting for a long time. These factors will help you make the best decision about what kind of nursing home is right for the person you care about. When you choose a home, you should talk to and visit frequently to make sure that everything is going well. It is a good idea to check the person you care about for bruises, cuts, scratches or other signs of physical or emotional abuse such as feeling aigiated, being unusual quiet or worried. It also a good idea to note their overall apperance and whether or not their clothes and bodies are clean. If you notice any of these symptoms of abuse or neglect, you should speak with someone at the nursing home right away. If they do not handle the situtation appropriately, you can talk to the Tennessee Department of Health about the issue.

How can a Shelby County Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer help me?

If someone you care about has been the victim of abuse or neglect in a nursing home, it can be confusing and you may not know what to do next. Our lawyers at the Higgins Firm understand and we are here to answer any questions you might have and we will work hard on your behalf to make sure that you receive any damages for the pain and suffering your loved one has experienced. We will also make sure the nursing home is held accountable for their actions.

You can contact us online or by calling 800.705.2121 to discuss your case and your options.