Facts About Skilled Nursing Facilities
Skilled nursing facilities provide skilled nursing care and rehabilitation services for residents who require such care because of injury, disability, or illness. 90% of skilled nursing facilities are also certified as nursing homes, which provide long-term care. In 2011, there were 15,207 skilled nursing facilities in the United States. In 2011, an estimated 22% of the Medicare beneficiaries experienced harm resulting from medical care in a skilled nursing facility, including the failure to provide needed care. 66% of medication events were preventable, 57% of resident care events were preventable, and 52% of infection events were preventable. If you or a love one suffered injury or harm while in a skilled nursing facility or nursing home, visit MedicalMalpracticeLawyers.com or call us toll-free in the United States at 800-295-3959 to be connected with nursing home lawyers in your state who may assist you. Turn to us when you don’t know where to turn.