Many elderly hospital patients may choose a nursing home based on the hospital’s advice if they felt like they were cared for well during their stay. Unfortunately just because a nursing home is affiliated with the hospital, or even shares a similar name, doesn’t mean that it’s a quality long term care facility.
Nursing Home Abuse in San Francisco
In the case of 88 year old Elizabeth Fee the nursing home was a long shot from the care she had received at California Pacific Medical Center. After undergoing hip surgery at California Pacific, the hospital staff encouraged Elizabeth to stay at a ‘Skilled Nursing Rehabilitation Unit’ that they were affiliated with. Little did she know that nursing home had a rating of one star by Medicare; the lowest possible rating available.
Unfortunately this choice cost Elizabeth her life in 2012. This comes at a time where nursing home abuse and neglect is running rampant in California and throughout the United States. The choice of the right nursing home is so critical in fact, that a whopping 39% of nursing home facilities have been cited by inspectors just in the past 3 years for abuse or neglect.
Getting the Help You Deserve
If you or a loved one have been a victim of nursing home neglect or abuse you are not alone. The Peck Law Group nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys specialize in elder and nursing home cases and will get you the help you deserve. For your free case evaluation please call 866-999-9085 or use the contact form on our website.
About the Author
Attorney Steven Peck has been practicing law since 1981. A former successful business owner, Mr. Peck initially focused his legal career on business law. Within the first three years, after some colleagues and friend’s parents endured nursing home neglect and elder abuse, he continued his education to begin practicing elder law and nursing home abuse law.