Making the decision to move yourself or a loved one into a nursing home or assisted living facility is likely one of the more difficult decisions you will ever make. 然而, 24小时护理的承诺, seven days a week can hold enormous appeal, especially when these facilities promise to treat you or your loved one with care, 尊严与尊重. 当这种信任被破坏时, 然而, our medical team works to hold accountable those who would neglect, 滥用, or otherwise cause pain and suffering to those entrusted to their care.
近 one and a half million Americans currently live in nursing homes, and the increase in 滥用 and neglect against the elderly has become a national concern. Federal and state regulations exist to govern the rights of nursing home and assisted living residents, 但它们并非万无一失.
五颜六色的大米's lawyers have experience litigating nursing home lawsuits and seek to protect the rights of residents while providing victims of negligence with the compensation and care to which they are entitled. Our medical attorneys have developed a comprehensive, aggressive approach to combating 滥用 and neglect. 在日常生活中, we strive to protect the rights of loved ones who have suffered from poor treatment, neglect and 滥用 in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
No one should have to suffer 滥用 or neglect under any circumstances, but these terrible situations can seem even worse when they occur in a facility that you trusted to provide care and support. 在莫特利大学, we understand the complex regulations governing nursing homes and assisted living facilities, as well as the federal and state regulations governing the rights of care facility residents.
Abuse and neglect can take many forms at a nursing home or assisted living facility. The most common injuries, many of which can lead to wrongful death, include:
- fractures from repeated falls or traumatic brain injuries
- pressure sores or bed sores (also known as decubitus ulcers)
There are federal and state regulations that govern the rights of nursing home residents and state regulations that govern the rights of assisted living residents. These regulations are designed to protect residents from 滥用 and neglect, 但当这些权利受到侵犯时, we work on your behalf for accountability, 补偿和改变.
Medicare: Find and Compare Nursing Homes: an interactive tool provided by Medicare.gov listing the most recent federal survey results, nursing home populations and facts about facility ownership.
新生活方式: provides a listing of all state-licensed senior communities and home health care and hospice care agencies nationwide.
Elder and Long-Term Care Advocacy and Education
AARP美国退休人员协会的家庭, Home and Legal center for advice and support on caregiving, 长期护理及更多.
老龄管理(AOA): The Administration on Aging offers services and opportunities for older Americans, especially those at risk of losing their independence.
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on Healthy Aging: The CDC's resource center on healthy aging for the older adult population.
International Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (IAHSA): A comprehensive guide to senior 住房 and care.
LeadingAge: This organization is composed of not-for-profit groups dedicated to providing high quality health care, 住房, services and information to people as they age.
长者事务科:国民, non-profit professional association for the senior industry supporting education, 研究, 为老年人提供宣传和服务, 他们的孩子, 护理人员, 倡导者和专业人士.
U.S. 政府:照顾者的资源: Includes information on help providing care, 政府福利, legal matters and support for 护理人员.
United States Senate Special Committee on Aging: The Senate Special Committee on Aging is responsible for investigating the state of elder care in America and proposing legislation that will improve elder care.