Abused or Neglected Assisted Living Residents Can File Claims, Too
When families are making the decision to move their loved ones into care facilities, they’re usually presented with two options: an assisted living facility or a nursing home. Assisted living facilities are typically for residents who are in relatively good health, are mostly independent, and want privacy. Nursing homes are typically for residents in poorer health and who need more assistance with daily living tasks.
The phrase “elder abuse” makes many people think of nursing homes, but it can happen in assisted living homes, too. Unfortunately, many families aren’t as vigilant for signs of abuse in their loved ones when they live in assisted living facilities. That’s because they may think of their loved ones as being healthy, active, and independent enough to not be victimized by staff members or other residents.
When assisted living residents are abused, they may be intimidated into silence. And because it can be difficult to get into assisted living facilities due to long wait lists, they may be afraid of speaking out because they think their families will have to start all over and move them to other facilities.
No inconvenience is worth the physical and emotional toll that abuse can have on residents, whether they’re in good or poor health. At Skolrood Law Firm, our Roanoke nursing home abuse lawyers work hard to help abused residents and their loved ones get maximum compensation after mistreatment in all types of facilities, ranging from assisted living facilities, rehabilitation facilities, and traditional nursing homes.
If you suspect your loved one has been abused, contact us right away. We’ll collect evidence to prove your loved one’s rights were violated, and we’ll negotiate to get your family the money you deserve.