As people grow older or ill and they encounter the need for help with managing their daily routines, many of them with the assistance of their families will turn to assisted living centers. These facilities provide a level of care that is supposed to remove the dangers associated with living alone when in these states of existence, but unfortunately this is not always what occurs and residents are mistreated. Families who discover that this is happening need to obtain the help of experienced Sacramento nursing home abuse lawyersas soon as possible.
Below you’ll find information regarding the nature of both nursing home negligence and nursing home abuse. You’ll also find information regarding how the help of experienced Sacramento nursing home abuse lawyers can be critically important when it comes to both ending this cycle of mistreatment and holding those responsible for this treatment accountable.
Nursing home negligence is basically a situation where a resident at an assisted living facility is not being purposely mistreated, but he or she is nonetheless not obtaining the level of care that he or she needs to remain safe from harm. The consequences of nursing home negligence can be just as severe in some situations as nursing home abuse.
Examples of nursing home negligence include the failure to turn an immobile resident on a regular basis such that he or she develops bed sores. In addition, some facilities have been found negligent for failing to administer necessary medication in a timely manner, failure to feed residents properly, failure to maintain the hygiene of residents and many other problems.
Unfortunately, as terrible and damaging as nursing home negligence can be, nursing home abuse generally inflicts far more severe pain and suffering on a resident. Nursing home abuse is generally considered to be conduct that involves willful and purposeful conduct that’s intended to bring about pain, humiliation, suffering and perhaps financial gain for the abuser.
Examples of nursing home abuse involve outward physical abuse of a resident, sexual abuse of a resident, verbal abuse of a resident or even the extortion of money from a resident with the threat of violence and the infliction of pain if that resident does not comply with these demands. Nursing home abuse can also be charged as a crime against the person or people responsible for it.
If you or someone you love is suffering because of mistreatment at an assisted living center, you need to seek the help of Sacramento nursing home abuse lawyers who have been fighting for the rights and the dignity of those who have needed this type of help for nearly 20 years. Contact the Demas Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.