When elderly loved ones reach a certain age, living alone can present certain problems. In order to prevent undue harm, many of us turn to elder care facilities where our loved ones can live out their lives under the care and supervision of compassionate professionals.
The most notable examples of such facilities are nursing homes and assisted living facilities. While the two are often confused, or mistakenly thought to be the same, they’re actually very different.
Unlike nursing homes, which offer constant care, supervision, and attention from medical professionals like doctors and nurses, assisted living facilities generally do not provide extensive medical care to residents. These facilities are intended for elderly residents without serious medical conditions.
Generally, the residents of assisted living facilities lead a more active life than those in a nursing home. Residents in assisted living facilities retain their autonomy, continuing to enjoy most of the freedoms they did in their former residences.
Although the elderly residents of assisted living facilities are more capable than those who require the constant attention of nursing homes, they are still subject to most of the same perils, not the least of which are abuse & neglect.
Haberman Law is dedicated to representing the rights of victims of nursing home abuse and neglect.
Many of us turn to nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and group homes to provide care for our elderly loved ones.
If you suspect that a loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect in a nursing home, assisted living facility, or group home, contact us.
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