Elder abuse protection must not be over looked. Elder Abuse often occurs when their is a vulnerable senior putting their life and well-being in the care of another. Many times seniors may need care from others due to mental health issues, or physical ailments. It is important that you proceed with caution before placing your elderly family member in a care facility.
Elder abuse may occur if the caregiver is in a stressful setting. It is important that the caregiver receives proper training. In addition, it is helpful for all caregivers to have an outlet and support group to turn to when things are difficult in a caregiving setting.
If you are considering placing your family member in a nursing facility you will want to conduct some research. In addition, you will want to read reviews, or speak to others who have used the nursing facility. Further, you may want to visit several nursing facilities to compare the environment and speak with some of the staff members.
Additionally, if you do place your elderly family member in the care of others you will want to check on them frequently. Checking on them should consist of speaking with them over the phone and in person. You will also want to visit the living facility they are placed in to ensure efficient care needs are being met. Also you may want to check on the cleanliness of the facility and attentiveness of the staff.
For further information regarding elder law and family law please contact Yanez & Associates. Call 714-971-8000 for your free initial consultation!