February 15, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Texas VA Program Offers Alternative Form of Nursing Home Care
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Finding quality nursing home care can be difficult. A quick Google search can scare away any applicant, since the search generally yields article after article of stories alleging nursing home abuse at facilities that claim to provide quality care. Fortunately, some residents in Texas are finding they qualify for a promising alternative -- Dallas VA's Medical Foster Home program.
The program, which is gaining popularity throughout the state, pairs caregivers with veterans. "Where heroes meet angels" is a fitting slogan for the Dallas VA's Medical Foster Home program, since the caregivers open their homes to the veterans and provide room, board and personal attention. In exchange for these services, the veterans pay $1,800 to $2,800 per month.
Although at first glance the fee may seem like a lot of money, the cost is often significantly less than most nursing homes. Similar care in a nursing home facility can cost $4,500 per month.
Details of the VA's Medical Foster Home Program
In order to qualify, a veteran must need help with basic care and have served during a time of war. Once placed with a caregiver, various medical professionals will stop in to help provide needed medical care and a staff member from the VA's program will make unannounced visits to ensure the veteran is receiving the care he or she needs.
This program offers an alternative to the standard nursing home facility. Although many nursing homes offer quality care, others continue to struggle with abuse.
Nursing Home Abuse Continues to Plague Some Nursing Home Facilities
Attempting to find the right nursing care for a loved one is difficult. Unfortunately, even with the most diligent efforts a loved one can find themselves in a bad situation and become the victim of nursing home abuse.
Nursing home abuse can result from an abusive act or negligence. Some common examples include:
-Physical abuse: bruises, broken bones, bed sores
-Sexual abuse: rape
-Neglect: failure to provide food, shelter, medical care
Nursing home residents are protected by both state and federal laws against abusive treatment. Residents have a legally protected right to be free from mental and physical abuse. They also have the right to raise complaints and have them resolved in a timely manner as well as a right to privacy.
If you or a loved one is the victim of nursing home abuse, it is important to know that compensation may be available to cover medical and rehabilitative claims. Contact an experienced nursing home abuse attorney to discuss your situation and better protect your legal rights and remedies.---
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