The National Healthcare Corporation (NHC) operates over 130 facilities in the United States, which are owned by the company and third parties. This includes more than 70 skilled nursing homes and 18 assisted living facilities along with home care programs and residential living centers. The company provides various services including rehabilitation, Alzheimer’s units and hospices. They are located in 10 states including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
Assisted Living Options Operated by NHC
NHC operates 15 assisted-living facilities in the United States including those in Alabama, Georgia, Missouri, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Tennessee. When a resident is admitted into an assisted-living facility, staff members at NHC provide a level of care that is personalized to the individual’s health requirements, hygiene needs and preferences. The facility is staffed with licensed medical supervision around-the-clock.
Many memory-challenged residents admitted to an NHC facility have been diagnosed with some type of memory impairment or late stage Alzheimer’s disease that diminish their ability to manage life without assistance. The facilities provide much-needed services that reinforce the strengths and capabilities of the patient by offering full skilled support of the resident’s daily challenges in a serene and safe environment. These services are provided at NHC facilities in Georgia, Missouri, South Carolina and Tennessee.
Rehabilitation services are often required for patients who had just received an artificial hip, knee or other joint replacement. Other patients might require rehabilitation, physical therapy and other therapies when recuperating from a slip and fall injury or other serious traumatic injuries. NHC provides rehabilitative care through skilled therapists trained to help the convalescing patient during the recovery process.
The team of medical experts provides compassionate, skilled postsurgical care through interdisciplinary approaches to both outpatient and inpatient residents to maximize the individual’s independence. In addition, the team provides extensive professional support, motivation and education that allow patients to return to active living after reaching full recovery.
Skilled Nursing Care at NHC
Many residents at NHC facilities require 24-hour nursing care by skilled medical professionals post-surgery or during all types of trauma recovery. These facilities provide weekly, monthly or yearly sub-acute care personally designed and implemented to maximize appropriate interventions and protocols to avoid frequent or unnecessary hospitalization. The facilities offer proper equipment, skilled medical professionals, an array of medical services and therapies for rehabilitation that work in concert with every resident’s needs.
Home Care Services
Many patients associated with NHC choose to stay in their home environment or at an assisted living center even though they likely need medical assistance or care what their daily activities. The company provides personalized programs and services at nearly every level of care including physical, occupational, and speech therapies along with wound care and infusion therapy.
Many patients receive visits from home health aides to provide assistance with daily activities that might include medication assistance, personal hygiene needs, bed or chair transfer, light housekeeping, walking or maintaining a safe, clean environment.
When an individual no longer responds to any cure-oriented, aggressive treatment to manage illnesses or diseases, family members often turn to NHC Hospice Services to deliver physical and emotional support. The company offers special programs by providing counseling, support and education to the patient’s caregivers and family members through the final days, months or years of life. The National Healthcare Corporation provides beneficial hospice services in Virginia, South Carolina and Tennessee through Caris Healthcare.
Legal Problems and Lawsuits Involving NHC
Like other nursing homes and healthcare facilities, NHC has its share of lawsuits and claims seeking compensation for injury suffered at their properties. In recent years, numerous suits have been filed by surviving family members of loved ones who have died negligent hands of NHC workers. In 2005, a Tennessee NHC resident fell in a slip and fall nursing home accident at an NHC facility suffering a fractured hip.
Due to negligence and lower standards of care, the injured victim developed urinary tract infections, untreated pain and Stage IV bedsores (life-threatening pressure sores) along with other indicators of mistreatment and neglect at the facility. The jury in the case returned a verdict in the wrongful death claim of malpractice and negligence totaling more than $4 million paid to surviving family members.
Do You Suspect Abuse at an NHC Facility?
Nursing homes have a responsibility to protect the patients at their facilities from episodes of abuse and neglect. Unfortunately, many nursing home patients suffer horrific episodes of abuse and other forms of mistreatment due to cost-cutting and other decisions made by management companies intent on extracting every dollar of profit possible from a facility— all at the expense of patients.
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