Caretakers for the elderly have a responsibility to keep our loved ones safe.
As Americans get older and live longer, many families turn to nursing homes or assisted living facilities to care for their elderly loved ones. Estimates show that more than 1.5 million Americans live in one of these long-term care facilities at any given time. Some residents have serious ongoing medical conditions like dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Others have suffered from heart attacks or strokes.
Most nursing homes or assisted living facilities are operated by for-profit companies that charge families, insurance companies, and the government thousands of dollars each month to cover the services they provide. As caretakers for some of the most vulnerable among us, these companies have a responsibility to follow the rules required to keep residents safe. However, preventable injuries and even death occur often at nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
Elderly residents find themselves frequent victims of:
When a loved one living in a nursing home or assisted living facility is seriously injured or shows signs of neglect, the burden can feel insurmountable. Often, these facilities or their insurance companies hire investigators to talk to families when someone is injured or killed. Do not talk to them! They likely work for the at-fault party. Instead, call us so that we can begin the investigation and hold the negligent party accountable.
Sometimes, injuries are the result of poorly trained staff who don’t follow the rules. Other times, the facility refuses to hire enough staff to meet residents’ needs. Many companies neglect to install proper security or monitoring equipment to keep elderly residents safe. Our experienced legal team will examine the evidence, interview witnesses, and fight the insurance company to obtain justice for your elderly loved one.
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