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Allegiant Healthcare of Phoenix Failed to Prevent Pressure Ulcers

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To figure out how the nursing home you have chosen for your family is rated and to see if the home has any prior violations, check out our nursing home index. We’ve compiled all of the nursing homes in Arizona as well as their health code reports.

Additionally, take a look at our Nursing Home Glossary– an index of important words you need to know in a nursing home abuse case and their definitions.

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Allegiant Healthcare of Phoenix

A June 2019 report states that Allegiant Healthcare of Phoenix, LLC has failed to provide adequate health care in two areas: pressure ulcer care and respiratory care.

In the first case, the resident arrived with a stage 3 pressure ulcer, but treatment as instructed by the care plan was not offered or documented properly on certain days, resulting in an unhealed sore.

In the second case, one resident required a specific type of respiratory care via a medical device and this was detailed in the care plan on admission. The medical device was to be used both day and night, but at some point had not been put on by staff.

There was no documentation that the device was used consistently as instructed. There was also evidence that this resident did not receive medication per physicians orders.

The Consequences of Untreated Bedsores

Pressure ulcers, which may also be referred to as bedsores, pressure sores and decubitus ulcers, progress quickly. Stage three pressure ulcers are essentially open wounds which do not heal on their own and require daily care.

These wounds are highly prone to infection and may not heal at all without surgery. The typical care goal is to prevent infection and promote wound healing.

Daily care typically involves:

  • leaning
  • Dressings
  • Debridement
  • Emollients
  • Nutritional support (IV)
  • Gauze
  • Pain management
  • Wound fillers
  • Repositioning the patient every 2 hours

Infections can occur at the wound site, but also throughout the body in the blood, joints, bones, and skin. The patient will likely be in a significant amount of pain and emotional distress is also common. Cancer, gangrene and significant tissue damage may also result.

Untreated bed sores can be fatal, and several wrongful death suits have been pursued in Arizona.

Failing to Follow a Care Plan can Constitute Neglect or Abuse

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) run nursing homes under a set of guidelines outlined in 42 CFR Part 483. .

All residents are to be given a thorough assessment and an official care plan is developed on admission. Unfortunately, a failure to maintain accurate and consistent records in accordance with this plan frequently leads to errors or worse.

There’s No Excuse for Nursing Home Abuse

Unfortunately, nursing home abuse is all too common in the US. But with careful research and knowledge, you can take steps to protect yourself or your loved one.

If nursing home neglect or abuse is a concern for you, call us today for a free consultation.

Our team of abuse attorneys is dedicated to seeking damages on behalf of those family members who are being abused and help you find better accommodations for them in the nearby area. We’ve worked on a number of nursing home abuse cases previously in your area and take the time to understand the family’s concerns as well as the situation they believe their loved one is in.

At Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm near you, we have more than 15 years of experience helping clients obtain compensation for their and their loved one’s personal injuries, including those from nursing home abuse in the Phoenix area. When you’re ready to talk, please contact our office to arrange a free initial consultation by phone or at our Chandler office, conveniently located near you.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse, contact Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm in nearby Chandler, AZ to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. We provide personal injury legal services to clients in your area including ChandlerGilbertMesaScottsdale, Tempe, and Peoria.