Assisted Living Facilities in Los Angeles
Elder Abuse in an Assisted Living Facility
Assisted living facilities often offer elderly individuals or dependent adults and their families the best of both worlds. While many dependent adults need assistance with the activities of daily living, they do not require 24-hour care, such as a nursing home would provide. Individual apartments with kitchens and private bathrooms may appear to give elderly citizens who require some care, but not full-time care, a perfect solution, while their families can feel comfortable knowing that help is available if their loved one requires it. However, there are many instances in which elder abuse can occur in an assisted living facility, just as it does in a nursing home. If you feel that your loved one has been neglected or abused by the staff or other residents of their assisted living facility, contact a Los Angeles elder abuse attorney from our firm immediately.
While assisted living facilities do not provide extensive medical care like a nursing home does, they do offer patients reminders to take medication, have go to doctor's appointments, and help them with any daily activities they need assistance with, such as bathing. Most of the abuse and neglect that can occur in a nursing home can occur in an assisted living facility, such as:
If your loved one shows signs of abuse, you need to act quickly to remove him or her from that situation, and contact an attorney at once to find out what your options are.
Assisted Living Facility Abuse and Claims
When faced with the reality that your loved one has suffered abuse or neglect in his or her assisted living facility, you probably feel overwhelmed and unsure how to proceed. At Norman Taylor & Associates, APLC we have nearly 50 years of combined experience helping our clients with their elder abuse cases, and we are ready to put our experience to work for you. We understand how difficult this is for you and your family, and we handle each case with compassion and sensitivity.