If you believe your loved one was neglected, abused, or injured in an assisted living home, you may be able to get compensation by filing a claim against the facility.

Elder abuse in an assisted living facility is quite common. A lot of homes will take in residents that really need a more formal nursing home environment. These residents might be immobile or bedridden, or suffer from dementia and Alzheimer’s.

They need regular medication and supervision. Assisted living facility staff members often don’t have the training or support to handle all of these needs.

As a result, you have spaces that are understaffed, poorly supervised, and stressful. Even well-meaning workers can’t always keep up with the responsibilities.

And if you’re concerned about the safety of a loved one, I would certainly talk with them, inspect their living space and physical health, and discuss it with the facility. As a nursing home abuse lawyer in Memphis, I’ve seen what can happen when family members don’t trust their gut instincts. You should investigate as best you can and make sure your family member is being cared for properly.

If you do see an injury has occurred, please contact me to discuss your situation, free of charge.