Though residents of assisted living facilities (ALFs) may require help and care from others, this should not put them in a position to lose their dignity and well-being. Burnetti, P.A. understands that placing a loved one in an assisted living facility is an emotional choice, based upon the promise of improved quality of life, treatment and care. When this promise is broken and a resident endures abuse, neglect or mistreatment at the hands of those entrusted with their care, attorneys at Burnetti, P.A. seek justice for the vulnerable victim.
Warning Signs of Abuse
Neglect and abuse can take many forms, and may include physical, verbal and sexual abuse. Warning signs may include:
- Bedsores (also known as pressure sores)
- Broken bones
- Poor hygiene
- Soiled bedding
- Frequent crying
- Withdrawal or fear
Protecting Assisted Living Facility Residents
Assisted living facilities provide elderly residents with the freedom to live independently while receiving the care they need, when they need it. Burnetti, P.A. strives to protect the rights of residents and to hold facilities accountable for negligent actions. If you believe that a loved one is being abused, neglected or mistreated,assisted living abuse attorneys at Burnetti, P.A. may be able to help. The consultation is free, and if there is no recovery, there are no fees or costs to you.
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