The decision to place a loved one in an assisted living facility is difficult for many families. Even if you know your family member will be best served by round-the-clock care, it can still be an extremely stressful time.
Along with concerns about how your loved one will adjust to the new living situation, you may also have fears about the quality of the facilities surrounding you. Hinkle Law Offices, LLC shares your concerns, as we’ve seen the outcome of assisted living abuse firsthand. That’s why we’re so dedicated to helping Albuquerque families who are experiencing abuse and neglect from assisted living staff.
While you expect that elderly residents of assisted living facilities receive quality care at all times, this is unfortunately not the case. Accordingly, these individuals can fall victim to different categories of abuse, including:
All forms of assisted living abuse can have a major impact on a person’s physical and mental well-being. You may notice that your loved one experiences injuries, such as cuts and bruises, on a regular basis. Neglected assisted living residents may appear unkempt or unclean. Your family member may also appear withdrawn and depressed as a result of their abuse.
Due diligence is key to finding a quality facility to provide care to your elderly loved one. Start by reviewing local facilities online to get a feel for the level of care. You can also ask friends and family members for their recommendations.
Once you find a potential facility, schedule a visit with your relative. Pay close attention to the cleanliness of the rooms, the demeanor of residents, and the abilities of the staff. Ask plenty of questions and make sure your loved one is kept in the loop regarding the decision.
In the event your senior loved one has experienced abuse at an assisted living facility in Albuquerque, please don’t hesitate to contact our attorneys at Hinkle Law Offices, LLC. Along with other forms of personal injury, we have extensive experience with healthcare facilities and aren’t afraid to hold negligent parties responsible for their damaging actions.