Skilled Nursing Facility Abuse

California Skilled Nursing Facility Abuse Lawyers

Protecting the Rights of Your Loved One

A skilled nursing facility (SNF) is a distinct part of a hospital or a separate facility that provides continuous custody of elderly residents, along with extensive care for elderly patients who primarily need nursing care on an extended basis.

Licensed by the California Department of Public Health (DPH), these facilities are required to meet the state nursing home standards. They must be able to provide around-the-clock care, and at a minimum, include a physician and trained and skilled nursing staff, along with dietary and pharmaceutical services.

At Lanzone Morgan, we have seen that, in a large number of abuse cases, elderly residents are unable to convey to their family that they are being abused due to a physical or mental weakness. In some disturbing cases, they are threatened not to inform anyone. This applies immense pressure to their already frail state and leads to further health problems and mental complications as result of skilled nursing facility abuse.

As soon as you find out that an elder is being physically, mentally, or financially abused at a nursing facility, be sure to contact Lanzone Morgan at (562) 512-5505 for assistance.

Signs of Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Abuse

A major problem in nursing facilities is a lack of staff. If there is ample staff, they are often not adequately trained to provide care for elderly residents.

Whether you are a caretaker or a family member, it is your responsibility to look for signs that may be pointing to abuse. You should look for signs like malnutrition, over-medication, unsanitary conditions, dehydration, bruises, or cuts. Behavioral changes like sudden mood swings, a fearful attitude towards staff members, and a progressively negative attitude are all pointers as well.

If you suspect that an elderly relative is facing abuse at the hands of staff members of a skilled nursing facility, you should immediately report it to the local police department and the California Department of Public Health.

We Can Help You

It is devastating for family members to find out that an elderly loved one was being abused at the skilled nursing facility they chose for them. However, letting emotions cloud your judgments isn’t the best strategy in such a case. After you have removed the relative from the care facility, the next step should be to get legal help.

At Lanzone Morgan, we have a team of dedicated attorneys with years of practice in elder abuse cases. In our experience, we have come across a diverse range of abuse cases in which a staff member from a skilled nursing facility was involved. We believe it is our teamwork, experience, and close collaboration with affected families which enables us to get our clients what they rightfully deserve.

Elderly abuse cases are quite sensitive and need to be addressed with complete dedication. We are ready to provide all our clients with one-on-one private sessions, so you convey the entire case and your expectations effectively.

Contact us online or call (562) 512-5505 to schedule a free consultation.

    Lanzone Morgan LLP Team has been a light for my family in a time when there was so much darkness. The professionalism with compassion made a very difficult time easier to deal with.

    - Joycelyn J.

    This firm was empathetic, informative, and patient with my family and me during the entire litigation. With their help, we received a fair settlement from the memory care facility and most importantly brought us a sense of justice and peace.

    - Stephen N.

    They took the time to make sure the nursing home did not get away with neglecting my loved one. Thank you Lanzone Morgan for everything you have done and for bringing closure to my family.

    - Lisa

    We were in extremely capable hands. Lanzone Morgan did an extraordinary job. The attorneys handling our case demonstrated passion for what they did and always kept an exceedingly positive attitude despite working on a very tough and emotional case.

    - Erica M.

    Lanzone and Morgan renewed my faith in the legal profession and represented me and my family with dignity and professionalism during a very difficult time.

    - Jill

    During what was a very difficult time regarding my Mother’s lack of proper care and treatment in a nursing home, the Lanzone Morgan team provided the empathy, compassion, and support one would receive from their own family.

    - Troy

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