A group home can be a viable solution to the specific living needs of an individual lacking full mental competence. In many cases, group homes offer stability and supervision that such an individual would be unable to maintain on his or her own. As in any situation in which one is under the administration of another, however, at times abuse and neglect can occur. Because many residents of group homes possess some degree of mental deficiency, recognizing abuse can be difficult. If you suspect that a loved one has been exposed to neglect or abuse at a group home, the Westchester attorneys at Gallivan and Gallivan are ready to assist.Westchester, NY Group Home Abuse Attorneys Ready to Help
Because of their compromised mental status, group home residents can be difficult to deal with for staff at the facilities. This does not excuse abuse or neglect of any kind. As is the case with nursing homes or assisted living facilities, group homes are often understaffed with underpaid workers. Unfortunately, occasionally frustration at circumstances can lead to resident abuse. This is unacceptable, and the New York-based legal team at Gallivan and Gallivan is trained to deal with these situations.Contact Gallivan and Gallivan for Counsel of Your Group Home Abuse Case
For forty years, the attorneys at Gallivan and Gallivan have specialized in family and elder law. If you feel that someone you care about is being abused in a group home, you do not have to fight alone. Contact Gallivan and Gallivan at 914-220-1086 and let us help. We can help you recognize the signs, symptoms, and legal remedies for group home abuse. In a situation such as this, take comfort in the fact that you do not have to go through it alone.