Oxnard Elder Abuse Lawyer
When you get old and you are in the twilight of your years, it may be necessary for you to have care around the clock. Your family may not be able to take care of you as you need them to and you may have to be placed in either an assisted living facility or retirement home. Most retirement homes have great staff and a great environment that makes the elderly still feel alive and productive. However, there are some facilities which have a bad reputation for being not so friendly to the elderly. In many cases, they treat them poorly, subhuman even. When this happens, you need to get help as quickly as possible.
If you have a loved one who is being mistreated or abused at an assisted living facility or retirement or even an at-home aide, you need to act quickly. Give The Law Offices of J. Jeffrey Herman a call and let us help you bring the abuser to justice. J. Jeffrey Herman is a reputable name in Oxnard when it comes to elder abuse attorneys. We have years of experience standing up for those who literally and figuratively can not do it for themselves. We will handle your case with care and compassion while fighting with conviction to make sure you get what you legally deserve.
If you have to put a loved one in a nursing or retirement home, make sure you do your homework. Being compensated for their discomfort should be a last resort. The preferred situation would be them living in a great facility with friendly staff and adequate healthcare. Before you leave your loved one anywhere, make sure you do your due diligence. Do some research to make sure the facility you are entrusting with a member of your family is up to par with your standards and government standards.
Ask for recommendations. If you know anyone who has admitted a loved one to a facility, ask them questions on the overall care of the residents. How do they handle special needs, if any? Are there activities for them to partake in? Do they have a policy on special meals and can you request a special diet? What about medical care; is there an on-staff physician? Are they capable of handling a medical emergency or at least have quick access to medical professionals? Will family or close friends be able to visit whenever they like? Are there arrangements if a family member wants to stay the night? If you have any doubt about the facility, listen to your gut.
If you have a loved one who has suffered elder abuse at the hands of an assisted living facility, don’t waste time. Call The Law Offices of J. Jeffrey Herman. We will sit with you and go over what steps need to be taken to make sure your loved one is properly taken care of. Give a call us today for a free consultation and let us handle your case with the care and compassion it deserves.