Complaints about Nursing Homes: Where to go

Need a nursing home advocate?

Need a nursing home advocate?

Do you have a loved one in a nursing home, and you don’t know what to do because you think your loved one is being abused? No national advocate for nursing home elder abuse or wrongful death exists. But, you can tap into several other resources for help.

The Nursing Home Complaint Center was created by Americas Watchdog, and it was designed to provide education for family members of nursing home patients. As a family member, you can learn about the signs of neglect, and you also can help the Nursing Home Complaint Center high light shortcomings in the way nursing homes nationwide frequently mistreat their patients.

As part of this initiative, the Nursing Home Complaint Center wants to team up with elder abuse/wrongful death law firms to provide family members with a resource in their city, or state. Although family members also can contact local attorneys who specialize in nursing home abuse and wrongful death cases, the Nursing Home Complaint Center feels that by partnering with lawyers, they also can provide a more powerful national family and patient advocate resource.

Only one law firm will be allowed in any top 100 US major market, with the exception of smaller states. In these instances the law firm or lawyer will be exclusive for the entire state.

If you type “nursing home attorney” into any search engine, you can find attorneys for any given state in the nation. Each state carries its own laws about how to deal with nursing home issues, so each state-based attorney is familiar with the laws in that given state. Thus far, the Nursing Home Complaint Center has focused on partnering with attorneys in the southwest, which this organization calls “ground zero for nursing home abuse and neglect.”

According to the Nursing Home Complaint Center, “this is all about making a difference for the elderly, for the taxpayers, and for the family members of victims. If there is a highly regarded, personal injury, elder abuse, nursing home wrongful death law firm in a major metro in California, Texas, Florida, Arizona, Nevada, or any other state we want to hear from you.”

Aside from patient advocacy, the Nursing Home Complaint Center is also an advocate for taxpayers, dedicated to the idea that the patient only has to pay for the treatment they receive. The group estimates on an annual basis, U.S. nursing homes over bill U.S. taxpayers billions for services billed to Medicare and Medicaid that never were performed. Therefore, the Nursing home Complaint Center has a dual purpose: patient advocacy, and taxpayer protection.

For more information, call the Nursing Home Complaint Center anytime at 866-714-6466, or contact the group via its web site at http://nursinghomecomplaintcenter.com/.

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