Making Claims And Protecting Your Loved One In A Nursing Home Or Assisted Living Facility
As loved ones become unable to care for themselves and have difficulty performing daily activities without assistance, family members often times make the difficult decision of placing their family members in a nursing home or assisted living facility. Unfortunately the quality of care these residents receive is often substandard. Despite the trust you have in the nursing facility, anything can and does happen in certain nursing homes or assisted living facilities. Without the proper assessments and appropriate individual care plans for the resident, your family member may suffer injuries at the nursing home. These injuries may be in the form of pressure ulcers, falls that result in fractures, subdural hematomas resulting from falls, malnutrition or weight loss, dehydration, choking on food, and often times injuries that cause death.
The sad truth is that nursing homes are for-profit businesses and do what they can to maximize profit and minimize expenses. When the nursing home cuts expenses, the quality of care suffers and the homes become understaffed or are run improperly. Without the proper assessments and individual care plans for the resident, your family member may be at risk for serious injury.
Elder Abuse in Cuyahoga County
If you believe that your family member or loved one has been injured or has died in a nursing home or assisted living facility due to neglect, please call Rumizen & Weisman at 888-732-1018 or email them to schedule a free consultation to discuss the rights of your loved one. Rumizen & Weisman has the experience and knowledge to fight for the rights of nursing home or assisted living residents when they are not able to do so themselves.