If you have elderly loved ones, you know that they need some extra care and attention. As such, you may look at various facilities or services to ensure your loved one gets the assistance they deserve either through a facility or someone who lives with your loved one. Unfortunately, elder abuse is a real problem, and these are some of the most common places where dangers occur.
Nursing homes sit near the top of the list because they are commonplace for abuse of all kinds. Nursing homes are often short-staffed, or workers don’t receive proper training. As a result, residents experience neglect, malnourishment, physical abuse, and more. Caretakers in these facilities can be held accountable, but also, the nursing home holds liability if they fail to train or react.
Adult Day Care Centers
An adult day care center provides a helpful role if you need someone to watch over your elderly loved one during the day while you work. It’s an outpatient environment, but that doesn’t mean it’s free of dangers. Many elderly individuals suffer harm in adult day care centers because they go unsupervised or workers are unaware of how to care for health incidents.
Assisted Living Facilities
Even if your elderly loved one doesn’t require a high level of care, they may live in an assisted living facility. Typically, they require help with daily needs, and a worker for the facility would help them with supervision. However, failure to do so could constitute elder abuse, especially if the elderly person needs a turn schedule to prevent bedsores.
A group home resident requires extensive care for disabilities they may have and other needs. They get professional help, but they are vulnerable to individuals who may target them with malice. Group home elder abuse often includes transportation accidents, falls, and more.
Our Florida elder abuse attorneys at (305) 670-2000 are here to help you safeguard your rights and pursue compensation when you need it most. Your loved one is in good hands with our team, and we will go above and beyond to be the voice for you and your family.
Call our firm today at (305) 670-2000.