Assisted Living Facilities
Often, an elder loved one reaches a point at which he or she is no longer capable of fully caring for him or herself. A nursing home is not always the correct answer to this problem. Sometimes elders are able to maintain everyday functionality, they simply need additional supervision to do so. In such circumstances, an assisted living facility may be the answer. In an assisted living environment, our elderly loved ones are able to retain a sense of autonomy, while their relatives can take comfort in the idea that their elderly relatives are not alone, subject to the perils that solo living at an advanced age can bring. Unfortunately, as is sometimes the case in a nursing home, assisted living residents can be the subjects of abuse at the hands of the facility staff.Protecting the Rights of Assisted Living Residents
Although in most cases residents of assisted living facilities are better able to care for themselves than nursing home residents, they are still in need of care and supervision. Much like their nursing home counterparts, residents of assisted living facilities are prone to injuries due to falls, pressure sores, physical abuse, malnutrition, and general neglect. It is the responsibility of the facility staff to ensure that accidents and neglect do not occur. If you feel that a loved one has been subject to neglect or abuse in an assisted living facility, the team at Gallivan and Gallivan is here to help.Contact Gallivan and Gallivan, Your New York Assisted Living Facility Attorneys
With four decades of experience in New York elder care law, the attorneys at Gallivan and Gallivan are your singular resource for all elder law concerns. If you feel that a loved one has been subject to abuse or neglect at an assisted living facility, please contact us today at 914-220-1086, or via email. Elderly loved ones in assisted living facilities are not alone, and neither are you.