At Aiken & Scoptur, S.C., in Milwaukee, our elder law practice includes not only Wisconsin nursing homes, but also assisted living facilities and group homes. Similar to nursing homes, residents living in these facilities are vulnerable to abuse and neglect.
In assisted living facilities, personal and health-related services are provided in a home-like setting. Your loved one is assisted with basic daily functions and activities. While it promotes choice, independence and a certain level of dignity that a nursing home cannot provide, it still is a setting where injuries or death from abuse or negligence can occur.
Group homes are typically located in a residential home. Direct care staff is available on-site 24 hours a day to monitor the residents. All of the residents' needs are attended to in the group home by the staff, including nursing care and social services. Independence is encouraged. With this more open environment, abuse can take many forms, from ignoring health care concerns to stealing money or property from the residents.
At Aiken & Scoptur, S.C., our elder law attorneys have represented clients who have suffered from neglect and abuse while living in assisted living facilities and group homes. When entering an assisted living or group living environment, your loved one has rights-including a right to be free from neglect, exploitation, and abuse. If those rights are violated, our experienced and compassionate elder care attorneys can help your loved ones get the protection they deserve.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with a knowledgeable elder law attorney, contact Aiken & Scoptur, S.C., today.