In general, residents living in assisted living facilities are more capable of managing their daily activities than those that reside in a nursing home, such as eating, grooming, and moving from place to place.
Although assisted living residents are more independent than the residents of nursing homes, these residents may still suffer from elder abuse. It is imperative that the family members and residents of assisted living facilities are aware of what is happening inside the facility. In situations where assisted living abuse is suspected, the residents or their families must seek out an attorney with experience in the area of elder abuse law right away.
Types of Assisted Living Abuse
There are many different forms of assisted living abuse. This type of abuse can involve psychological, sexual, or physical abuse. In addition, assisted living residents may also suffer from abuse as victims of financial exploitation or neglect.
- Psychological Abuse: This type of abuse can happen with verbal assault, bullying, harassment, and degradation.
- Sexual Abuse: Sexual abuse can occur when a person engages in a non-consensual act of a sexual nature with a resident of assisted living.
- Physical Abuse: Physical abuse involves any type of unwarranted physical harm, including hitting, slapping, kicking, and pushing. Additionally, physical abuse may also include excessive restraints or improper use of restraints.
- Financial Exploitation: This type of abuse occurs when a resident in assisted living is taken advantage of in a financial manner. This can include the unauthorized use of the resident’s money or property for the benefit of the perpetrator or someone else.
If you believe that you or a loved one is suffering from assisted living abuse, contact the attorneys at the Peck Law Group. The attorneys at the Peck Law Group have years of experience handling assisted living abuse cases and will fight for your rights.
About the Author
Attorney Steven Peck has been practicing law since 1981. A former successful business owner, Mr. Peck initially focused his legal career on business law. Within the first three years, after some colleagues and friend’s parents endured nursing home neglect and elder abuse, he continued his education to begin practicing elder law and nursing home abuse law.