Many elders who are still capable of performing most activities of daily living still require some level of assistance in their daily routines. Many of these people choose to live in independent living or assisted living communities, as these communities provide them with the level of help they need. However, sometimes incidents of abuse or neglect arise at these facilities, and if so, you should contact an experienced California assisted living facility abuse lawyer here at Cowdrey Jenkins, LLP today.
California Assisted Living Facility Abuse Lawyer
Assisted living facility claims are often complicated and seldom one-sided, which is why if you are dealing with such an issue, the most important thing you can do is have an experienced California elder abuse lawyer on your side.
Signs of Abuse to Look Out For
As you can imagine, there are many potential signs of abuse that are important to monitor and constantly look out for. Some of the most common signs of abuse in assisted living facilities are as follows:
- Cash or other possessions going missing
- Bruises or cuts
- Unexplained falls
- Bedsores/pressure sores
- Complaints about certain staff members
- Complaints about dangerous conditions
Documenting an Incident of Abuse
Incidents of elder abuse should not go unreported. When someone suspects that some form of elder abuse or neglect has occurred, the first thing they should do is document the incident. They can also report, and in some instances are required 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.
Contact a California Assisted Living Facility Abuse Lawyer
We understand that abuse claims are not to be taken lightly, and when you partner with our firm, you can guarantee that we will do everything in our power to attain the positive outcome you deserve and need. Contact Cowdrey Jenkins, LLP today for an experienced legal advocate who will fight for your rights through every step of the legal process ahead. Our firm is on your side.