Assisted Living Facility Injury
San Antonio Assisted Living Injury Attorney
In our 21st century world, we as a society are fortunate to have a multitude of options when it comes to senior living options for our elderly population.
Some individuals require the help of a personal care assistant who helps individuals with personal, household and domestic matters inside the individual’s home. Others need more extensive care, 24 hours a day, seven days a week in a nursing home. But some may not necessarily need such high level of care and may be better suited in an assisted living facility.
Understanding The Difference Between A Nursing Home And Assisted Living Facility
Due to physical or mental impairments, residents residing in nursing homes need 24-hour care. The care of each person will vary, but many often need assistance standing up, walking, bathing and eating. Many often require medical treatment, therapists and help with the administration of medication.
Assisted living facilities, alternately, offer a place for residents who can no longer safely live in their homes but do not provide the high level of care as nursing homes. Many facilities, often called communities, provide meals, laundry services and daily activities, among other benefits.
The Risk Of Neglect And Abuse At Assisted Living Facilities
ALFs do not provide nursing care and the residents are at the mercy of those who care for them. Often, residents are admitted to ALFs whose needs cannot be appropriately met. Injury can occur when the ALF does not recognize that the resident needs to be moved to a higher level of care. Neglect and abuse will always vary regardless of the facility.
What To Do If You Suspect The Mistreatment Of Your Loved One
If you suspect your loved one is suffering from abuse or neglect, seeking the guidance of an attorney at our office at Janicek Law before doing anything is advised.
Our lawyers have handled many nursing home and abuse cases for families throughout the San Antonio and surrounding areas in Texas. We can offer advice on how to proceed and legal recourse options available if necessary.