February 14, 2014
When Kimberly Wyatt made the decision to put her mother in a nursing home after she suffered a stroke she believed that her mother would receive the best possible care and compassion for the round the clock care that she needed. 3 years on and now Ms Wyatt regrets leaving her 65-year old mother Jo Ann Howard in the Brian Center in Hendersonville. What she was subjected to was neglect of the worst kind after being left abandoned and more often than not, unable to reach her call button. Howard died in her bed at the Brian Center Hendersonville.
Now more local families are coming forward to speak out about the terrible conditions in Brian Centers around the state. Together they document the neglect and abuse that is rife within the centers. Poor hygiene standards have come top of the list of issues that the Department of Health and Human Services found when they visited the Hendersonville center twice last year. Additionally, however, poor resident care was another problem and one that led a certified nurse working at the facility to quit her job. The Brian Centers have a dangerously high staff turnover with generally low staff levels.
The Brian Centers are headquartered in Atlanta and is owned by parent company Sava Senior Care who own 32 nursing homes and rehab centers in North Carolina, plus others all around the United States, totaling over a hundred.
When a loved one enters a nursing home, the expectation is that the staff who are employed have been trained and are adequately able to provide the care that each resident needs. More often stories are emerging that prove the opposite. Poor or limited training, weak communication, and low staff numbers can all attribute to the degeneration of nursing home standards across the United States. Nursing Home Abuse Center is a comprehensive and informative site created by the highly respected lawyers at McIver Brown Nursing Home Abuse. The first step against nursing home abuse is spotting the signs to ensure that you are alert to any form of abuse or neglect that you believe is happening. If you believe that you have a case against a person or organization then do not delay in checking Nursing Home Abuse Center for more information about what to do.