Residents of elder care facilities are, for the most part, dependent on others for basic necessities such as food, shelter, and medical treatment. Not having all or some of those basic needs met can be harmful or dangerous to a resident. Therefore, failure to provide services, such as food, treatment, clothing, shelter, supervision, or medical services, which are necessary or essential to the health and well-being of a resident, constitutes lack of proper care for that individual, which is considered to be a form of elder abuse.
Proper care is not only essential to maintain the physical well-being of a nursing home or care facility resident, it is also vital to keep a resident’s mental health in balance. If a care facility resident feels that his or her basic needs are not being met, he or she can become depressed, withdrawn, or even feel abandoned, which can lead to a rapid decline in his or her overall health.
When a nursing home or care facility fails to properly care for its residents, to whom they owe a contractual and legal duty to provide basic needs, they can be held legally accountable. Our team of experienced attorneys and professional legal staff has a complete understanding not only of the laws governing proper care, but of all laws and regulations involved in litigating elder care facility cases. Berman & Riedel, LLP has represented many care facility residents and their families throughout California in their nursing home and care facility litigation cases, and is proud to have aggressively advocated for each and every client, successfully obtaining the best possible results for a facility’s failure to provide proper care.
If a facility has failed to provide you or a loved one with proper care, Berman & Riedel, LLP can offer the experience necessary to provide you with knowledgeable advice regarding your legal rights. Contact an attorney at Berman & Riedel, LLP to discuss your concerns.