Buena Park Nursing Home Lawyers
This lovely town nestled inland of Orange County is a great place to live, and for senior residents, the abundant sunshine and mild climate make it a retirement paradise.
There are several retirement facilities in the Buena Park area and several more in nearby cities. If you live in Buena Park and are considering moving into a managed-care situation, or if you have a family member who needs to be placed, you want to find the very best home possible.
Unfortunately, even facilities that have good reputations can suffer from poor employees or management. In some cases, residents can pose a threat to others as well.
If you find that your dream retirement location has turned into a nightmare because of abuse or neglect, nursing home lawyers can assist you in collecting damages.
No one likes to think about it, but nursing home abuses and instances of neglect happen frequently. In fact, experts estimate that one out of three residents of an assisted living facility will suffer some form of abuse during their stay.
As most residents of nursing care facilities are women, this means a very high number of abuses directed toward the female gender, including instances of physical and sexual abuse. Because older people or those who are disabled make up the populations of these facilities, there is little chance for them to fight back or overpower an aggressor.
Some abuses are not so frightening and are, in fact, far more common. Residents may suffer from petty theft, neglect of needed services, and verbal abuse from staff or other residents.
However, some of the neglect that occurs in assisted care facilities is nothing to shrug off. If a resident does not receive medication regularly, for example, he or she may suffer health issues and could even face a dire medical emergency.
Some of the most common signs of abuse or neglect:
- unexplained bruising (not typical bruising you may see in an elderly patient)
- loss of appetite
- depression or anxiety
- sudden unexplained fear
- unexplained anger
- uncontrolled crying
Many elder care and nursing home facilities fail to meet standards. Families of those who live in these facilities have good cause to be vigilant.
Checking on loved ones frequently, talking to them about their neighbors and the staff, and observing them for changes in behavior are a few of the ways families can help prevent or stop elder abuse.
Hiring the Right Lawyer
Nursing home attorneys can help. Our elder abuse attorneys have not only studied the law surrounding assisted living at both the state and federal level but have the experience to guide families through the process of collecting evidence to support a complaint or a suit against a home.
You may think that you cannot prove what has happened or is happening to your loved one, but that may not be the case. When you talk to an attorney about your loved one's situation, you may find that there are ways of proving abuse and neglect that you may not know about.
Make an appointment today to talk to a Buena Park nursing home lawyer about your loved one's living conditions. Call 949-203-3814 to discuss your case with us.
John Bisnar has a 10 Rating with AVVO.