Although assisted living facilities don’t provide that in-depth level of care and supervision which elderly residents normally get in nursing care 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. Likely, 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 abuse attorney. At Lanzone Morgan, we understand how sensitive such situations are where abuse is involved, and we understand that families finding out their relative was being abused are quite shocked and overwhelmed initially. That is why when you come to us, our skilled and courteous abuse attorneys guide you from the start.
First of all, 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 get legally compensated and most importantly, get your rights.