Assisted Living Facility Abuse in California | What to Know

Those who live in an assisted living facility will be welcoming aides into their space daily to help them with everyday tasks. Unfortunately, there are some instances where abuse can occur. Continue reading to learn more and reach out to our skilled California assisted living facility abuse lawyer today and discuss the details of your case and how we can best help you.

What are the signs of assisted living facility abuse?

It is unfortunate that some of those living in assisted living facilities are faced with abuse and neglect. If you suspect that your loved one is facing abuse, it is important that you understand what steps you should take. There are several potential signs of abuse that everyone should look out for. Keeping an eye out for these signs of abuse can potentially even save a life. Some of the most common signs of abuse that can occur in an assisted living facility include the following:

  • Complaints of dangerous assisted living conditions
  • Sudden unexplained changes in behavior
  • Showing signs of apprehension around certain staff members, or otherwise outright complaining about certain staff members
  • Bruises or cuts
  • Falls
  • Cash or certain other possessions going missing

If you or a loved one has experienced any of the following, there may be a risk of assisted living abuse. Do not wait to reach out to our firm today to discuss the next steps. It is critical that you act promptly to ensure that there is no further harm done. Give us a call today to get started. Our legal team is on your side.

What are my options if I suspect assisted living abuse?

If you believe that an incident of assisted living abuse is happening to you or a loved one, you must document the incident(s). The best way to do this is to report the suspected abuse or neglect to the Long-Term Care Ombudsman CRISISline at 1-800-231-4024 or the California Department of Social Services at 1-844-538-8766. If you have any additional questions about assisted living facility abuse cases or what you should do if you have a potential case, it is in your best interest to speak with our skilled California elder abuse lawyers as soon as possible. Our legal team is here to guide you through each step of the process ahead. We are on your side no matter what.

Contact our experienced California firm

Here at Cowdrey Jenkins, LLP, we have significant experience representing clients through a wide array of elder abuse matters, and we are prepared to assist you as well. No one should have to face the issue of elder abuse on their own. Contact us today to learn more about how we can guide you through each facet of the legal process ahead.