Nursing Home Issues

Nursing Home and Assisted Living Care Issues

Dealing with nursing home issues or issues with assisted living care facilities can prove to be an daunting task. Kevin M. Siegel has the experience to assist you with such issues.

An assisted living care facility is type of institution where residents may receive assistance with some of their activities of daily living, i.e. cooking, cleaning, etc. Nursing homes tend to be places that provide a higher level of care than an assisted living facility. In fact, a nursing home resident may require skilled nursing care on a daily basis. This higher level of care is generally not available in as assisted living care setting.

The cost of nursing homes may be reimbursed by Medicare or Medicaid or even a private long term care insurance company. Sometimes there are issues that arise when a private long term care insurance company refuses to pay for such care. Such an issue can have a devastating impact of an individual’s financial condition.

Nursing homes and assisted living care facilities are not exempt from mistakes or negligence, Some of these events occur because of underpaid, overworked and poorly trained staff. There are many warning signs of nursing home abuse:

Unexplained injuries/bruises
Over or under medication
Visible cuts, bruises, welts
Rapid weight gain/loss
Dehydration
Malnutrition
Bedsores
Unsanitary living conditions
Infections
Broken bones
Sudden death

In some cases it may be difficult to get to the bottom of an issue because the resident may suffer from some form of dementia or be reluctant to speak out.

Having a competent attorney on your side to help you navigate the often emotional and overwhelming issues that arise after questionable nursing home conduct occurs is important. An attorney will serve as your advocate and can assist you in understanding what happened and prevent it from happening again.

If you or someone you know has been the victim of nursing home abuse and/or negligence or simply has questions, contact an attorney from the Law Offices of Kevin M. Siegel. The initial consult is at no charge to you!