Assisted Living Abuse
Assisted Living Abuse
Just because assisted living patients need a little extra help and support doesn’t mean they don’t deserve to live full and happy lives. When you enroll your loved one in an assisted living facility, you have the right to expect that they will be treated well. In many cases, assisted living can be a great solution for families hoping to ensure that a loved one receives needed care and attention. Unfortunately, some assisted living facilities fail their patients. In worst-case scenarios, staff members at assisted living facilities may even abuse their patients.
Assisted living patients are among the most vulnerable members of society. It can be difficult for them to articulate some of the challenges that they face at their facility, and sometimes they are not believed, even when they do speak out. For these and other reasons, assisted living patients are uniquely vulnerable to financial, sexual, and physical abuse, as well as things like the denial of basic needs.
If you suspect that your loved one is being abused in an assisted living facility, it can be a great idea to contact an experienced attorney. A lawyer can help you understand your options and will fight for justice for your loved one whenever possible.
Signs of Assisted Living Abuse
If your loved one resides in an assisted living facility, be on the lookout for the following signs of abuse. At the end of the day, trust your instincts — if you suspect that something is wrong, contact an attorney. Other possible signs of abuse include:
- -Dramatic changes in mood or behavior
- -Sudden, unexplained injuries
- -Your loved one describes problems in the assisted living facility
- -Dramatic increase in number of infections or diseases contracted
- -Signs of improper hygiene like tooth decay, body odor, and hair loss
- -Significant changes in spending habits
- -Dramatic weight loss
- -Acting frightened or depressed
Contact O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble Today
At O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble, we believe firmly in the dignity of every human being. All assisted living patients have a right to live free from abuse. With our proven record of winning big settlements for clients who have suffered horrible indignities, we want to help you fight for the justice you deserve. We will listen to your story and help you understand all of your options, possibly including negotiations.
Contact the attorneys of O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble today to discuss assisted living abuse and potential negotiations. It is important to contact an attorney early to ensure the best possible outcome. Contact us online or call at 1-908-282-3814 or 1-800-586-5817.