WASHINGTON, Aug. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Nursing Home Complaint Center says, "We are urging the family of a person who had been receiving care at a nursing home to call is anytime at 866-714-6466 if their loved one is now in a hospital ICU with a confirmed diagnosis of sepsis. In many to most instances sepsis or septic shock should have never happened if a patient was being properly cared for at a nursing home. Sepsis, or septic shock probably means your family member was not being cleaned up at a nursing home, and or the nursing home waited too long to call a medical doctor for treatment of an infection. If your loved one has recently died from sepsis after being in a nursing home please call us about potential compensation.
"Can you imagine your loved one in a nursing home lying in urine soaked clothing, or soiled clothing for hours, or even a day? We fear this is happening to literally thousands of US nursing home patients each day, and if lack of treatment is not properly addressed-the loved one, someone's Mom, or Dad will die from sepsis as we would like to explain anytime at 866-714-646. The reason we are so passionate about compensation for the family of a deceased victim of sepsis is because improper care at a nursing home is- you do not get your Mom or Dad back after they die from sepsis." http://NursingHomeComplaintCenter.Com
What is sepsis? Sepsis is the body's overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection that can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death. In other words, it's your body's over active and toxic response to an infection.
General Information About Residents in US Nursing Homes from the Nursing Home Complaint Center
- Institutionalization is much more common at older ages; in 2010, about one in eight people age 85 or older (13 percent) resided in institutions, compared with 1 percent of people ages 65 to 74.
- In 2012, there were 1.4 million people in nursing homes nationally.
- Between 2002 and 2012, private-pay prices for a private or semiprivate room in a nursing home grew by an average of 4.0 percent and 4.5 percent, respectively, per year.
- Of the population aged 65 and over in 1999, 52% of the nursing home population was aged 85 or older compared to 35% aged 75–84, and 13% aged 65–74.
- Between 1985 and 1999 the number of adults 65 and older living in nursing homes increased from 1.3 million to 1.5 million. In 1999, almost three-quarters (1.1 million) of these older residents were women.
- There are approximately 15,600 nursing homes in the United States.
The Nursing Home Complaint Center believes that nursing home short staffing is one of the leading causes of sepsis or wrongful deaths in US nursing homes. If a nursing home is not properly staffed it probably is impossible for the facility to maintain their patients. A short-staffed nursing home can literally be in any US State such as California, New York, New Jersey, Florida, Texas, Massachusetts, Maryland, Rhode Island, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, Washington, or Alaska. http://NursingHomeComplaintCenter.Com
For attribution please refer to the CDC's website on US nursing homes: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/nursing-home-care.htm
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