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Posted On March 26, 2020

Nursing home negligence in Las Vegas. What is happening to Grandma?

Attorney Christopher Burk discusses current legal events that are affecting the Las Vegas valley elders, which include nursing home negligence, bedsores, neglect and elder abuse. Click video below to watch The Patriot Law Firm’s interview with Channel 8.

Rocky:
It’s not easy to leave an elderly relative at a nursing home. Especially because we often see seniors not being properly cared for at these facilities. Christopher Burke of the Patriot Law Firm is here to discuss nursing home negligence and tell us what we should look out for. Thanks for joining us Christopher. 

Chris:
Thank you, Rocky

Rocky:
So what’s happening in these nursing homes?

Chris:
Valley families are putting you know Grandma and Grandpa in nursing homes hoping that they are going to get the care that they need in their golden years, but that’s not what’s happening.

Rocky:
What is happening?

Chris:
Well, we’re seeing a lot of instances of abuse in some of these facilities. We’re talking bed sores, we’re talking not changing the sheets, unfortunately laying and sleeping in feces and urine. We’re talking about physical intimidation, physical abuse, grandma’s and grandpa’s getting their belongings taken from them. Stuff that, you know, nobody wants to see a senior go through. All we do know that there are 5 million seniors are getting abused each year in these facilities, and only one in 14 instances of abuse are actually reported.

Rocky:
Wow! And how many of these nursing homes or Assisted Living places are here in the valley?

Chris:
There are 62 nursing homes in the state of Nevada. We have approximately I believe it’s like 38 nursing home assisted living facilities here in Clark County.

Rocky:
And what are the conditions? Are they properly staffed? What do you think?

Chris:
Well, that’s the concern. Some of these places, the person that owns it, will staff it with a doctor. Maybe a nurse or two or three. You’re lucky maybe if you get real certified nursing assistants. So then you’re really questioning “Who exactly is taking care of Grandma?” 

Rocky:
If you have more questions or concerns, definitely call Christopher at the Patriot Law Firm at 702-620-2020 or visit their website at fightforthelittleguy.com 

Again, that’s the Patriot Law Firm at 702-620-2020 or at fightforthelittleguy.com

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