When you help an elderly family member transition to nursing home, assisted living or in-home care, you expect your loved one to be treated respectfully and compassionately. Unfortunately, all too often, caregivers do not live up to their duties, and even though care organizations are required to abide by certain standards, they may still engage in activities that are considered illegal.
If the level of care provided by a long term care home or an in-home caregiver does not adhere to the law, you or your family member may have grounds to take legal action to put an end to any physical, emotional, sexual, or financial elder abuse. If you suspect that your loved one is being neglected or mistreated, now is the right time to discuss your case with a lawyer. The Law Office of Naomi Dreskin-Anderson can help you investigate your suspicions and determine whether a long term care home or its staff has acted improperly.
If it turns out that your elderly loved one has been abused or neglected, we will advise you of your legal options so that you can put an end to the maltreatment. In some cases, this may mean speaking with facility or agency management to stop the cycle of abuse. In more serious cases, you may be advised to file a personal injury action to hold the facility accountable for its actions or lack thereof. We know that you expect your elderly loved one to be treated with kindness, care, and dignity. You can rest assured that The Law Office of Naomi Dreskin-Anderson will work to help you achieve that goal and protect your loved one’s rights. Call today to schedule a consultation.