If your loved one has been neglected or injured or overcharged at an Assisted Living Facility or Skilled Nursing Facility, you should contact an attorney immediately. Abuse and neglect at facilities are common. Family members are frequently afraid to complain about abusive conditions because of fear of retaliation or harassment of the resident. The facility must be held accountable and the abusive misconduct or neglect must cease.
Signs of elder abuse may include malnutrition and dehydration, bruises, cuts, broken bones, unreported falls, bed sores, sexual assault, unsanitary conditions, agitation, excessive crying, silence, and resident’s complaints of abuse. Elder abuse also includes unjustified overcharge of fees. No doubt, unexplained death of a resident must be investigated as a crime resulting from the facility’s abuse or neglect.
It is not unusual for an assisted living facility to unlawfully evict a resident or force a resident into memory care, without cause. Both of these situations require notices, consultations, and frequently a physician’s report. It is common for families of residents to blindly accept evaluations or lies from the facility. If you suspect false reports or unlawful conduct at a facility, it is best to hire an attorney to challenge the facility’s decisions.
Protection Against Abuse at Assisted Living and Memory Care Facilities and Nursing Homes
- Forced into Memory Care
- Financial Abuse
- Medication Errors
- Verbal and Physical Abuse
- Wrongful Death
- Ulcers and Bedsores
- Breach of Contract
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