Often, an assisted living facility is the best option for your elderly loved ones, as they don’t have many restrictions and offer the best of both worlds: Family and serenity. Most elderly residents in nursing care facilities face some sort of health problem, physical or mental, which is why they require 24-hour monitoring and assistance with things like cleaning, personal hygiene, and eating.
The idea of an apartment with a kitchen and private bathrooms sounds perfect for elderly relatives who are self-sufficient. This way, their families also get to have peace of mind, as they know that in case their elderly loved one would require help, it would be there, though they don’t require consistent supervision.
Nevertheless, this doesn’t mean that the elderly residents are free from the risk of being abused. There have been a large number of cases that involved elderly abuse in assisted living facilities all around the United States.
If you suspect that an elderly relative or any elderly resident of an assisted living facility is being abused and not being provided with adequate care, call (562) 512-5505 to speak to our Certified Senior Advisor.
Although assisted living facilities don’t provide the in-depth level of care and supervision that elderly residents normally get in nursing homes, they are still supposed to offer some basic care and support, as instructed by California’s Department of Social Services. If required, an assisted living facility representative should remind the patient to take medication or give a reminder for a doctor’s appointment. Any help for driving, bathing, or daily activities should also be available.
As simple as these tasks sound, they could mean danger to the elderly residents if proper assistance isn’t present.
If you feel that an elderly relative is facing abuse in an assisted living facility, look for the following signs:
Once you are sure that the elderly resident is being abused, consider removing them from the facility ASAP.
Once you have your elderly relative removed from the facility, the next step is to seek legal counsel from an experienced and dedicated attorney. At Lanzone Morgan, we understand how sensitive these situations are, and we understand that families who find out their relative is being abused are quite shocked and overwhelmed initially. That is why when you come to us, our skilled and courteous attorneys guide you from the start.
First, a one-to-one private session is conducted to take in all the details from your end, after which our attorneys guide you through the ways you can be legally compensated, and most importantly, protect your rights.