San Diego Board and Care Home Neglect Lawyer
When older adults in San Diego County or elsewhere in Southern California need additional care and assistance with certain daily tasks, they often move into a board and care home. It is important to know that there are distinctions between nursing homes and board and care homes. Nursing homes must provide a certain level of medical care and assistance, while board and care homes have more limited responsibilities. Seniors in nursing homes must have access to health care providers and nursing staff, while residents of board and care homes do not yet require that level of care. At the same time, elder abuse and neglect can occur at San Diego County board and care homes.
If you have an elderly loved one who resides in a board and care home, which you may know as a memory care home or an assisted living facility, it is critical to speak with a San Diego board and care home neglect lawyer. It may be possible to hold the facility accountable and seek compensation for your elderly loved one's injuries.What is a Board and Care Home in San Diego County?
The term "board and care home" in Southern California is a relatively broad term that is often used to refer to a variety of different types of facilities that provide certain levels of care for older adults. Board and care homes can also be known as assisted living facilities, residential facilities for the elderly (RCFEs), adult residential care facilities, or memory care homes. All of these types of facilities provide a similar level of care, although the specifics of the facility's structure can differ.
The broad definition of "assisted living facility" is a facility that provides a person with housing and personal care, according to the California Department of Aging. Within that broad definition, there are many different named facilities that also provide a person with housing and personal care, but the structure of the facilities differs. A board and care home is often a six-bed facility that provides housing and personal care. Then, the term RCFE is used to refer to a facility that primarily services older adults aged 60 and up, while the term adult residential care facility is typically used to refer to facilities that serve adults under the age of 60.
In sum, regardless of the terminology used, if you have a loved one in a facility that provides housing and personal care, you should seek advice from a San Diego board and care home neglect attorney if you have concerns about elder abuse or negligence. As the California Department of Aging emphasizes, although these facilities do not provide medical care, they have many responsibilities to residents.Contact Our San Diego County Board and Care Home Neglect Lawyers
Learning that an elderly loved one may have suffered injuries as a result of abuse or neglect can be a devastating experience. If you have concerns about your loved one's safety at a board and care home in San Diego County or at any other type of assisted living facility, it is important to seek advice from our San Diego County board and care home malpractice attorneys as soon as possible. Contact the Southern California Nursing Home Law Group today for more information about the services we provide in San Diego County and throughout Southern California.