Santa Barbara Board and Care Home Neglect Lawyer
Board and care homes in Santa Barbara can provide essential services to older adults, but they can also be hazardous places where seniors can sustain injuries due to neglect. Do you have concerns about elder abuse or neglect at a board and care home or an assisted living facility in Southern California? A Santa Barbara board and care home neglect lawyer at our firm can begin working with you on your case.What are Board and Care Homes in Santa Barbara?
The term “board and care” home or facility is just one term that is often used to describe a type of facility in California that assists older adults with personal care and activities of daily living (ADLs) but does not provide medical care. Many terms to describe these kinds of facilities are used interchangeably, like board and care home, assisted living facility, and residential care facility for the elderly (RCFE). To be more specific, RCFE is an umbrella term, and it includes assisted living facilities and board and care homes. Assisted living facilities tend to be larger facilities, while board and care homes usually have six beds or fewer.Santa Barbara Board and Care Home Requirements and Quality of Care
Board and care homes in Santa Barbara, as well as other types of assisted living facilities and residential care facilities for the elderly, are required to provide residents with certain types of care. Failure to provide these forms of assistance and care can result in liability for any injuries that a senior at the facility might sustain. The California Department of Aging identifies the following as common duties of board and care homes in Santa Barbara:
- Providing assistance with various activities of daily living, which usually include bathing, dressing, grooming, and walking around
- Giving residents snacks and meals
- Completing a resident’s housekeeping tasks and laundry needs
- Providing residents with transportation to medical appointments and other locations;
- Developing activities for residents
- Helping residents with limited aspects of health needs, such as taking medication on a regular schedule; and
- Supervising residents who need it, especially residents who may suffer from dementia.
- The failure to provide this care can result in injuries and even death.
Do you have questions about filing a claim against a board and care home in Santa Barbara because of an injury or death? Or do you have questions about how an attorney can assist you with a potential case involving abuse or neglect? Our firm knows that elder neglect cases, including those involving injuries at board and care homes and other assisted living facilities, can be extremely difficult for everyone involved. We know that you may be unsure about whether your elderly loved one sustained an injury as a result of abuse, and we know it can be intimidating to think about reporting concerns of abuse or filing a claim. Our lawyers have over 20 years’ experience in representing families in injury and death cases against Southern California board and care facilities, and we are here to help you.
Our experienced Santa Barbara board and care home neglect attorneys can help. We can assess your case today and can answer any questions you have. Contact the Southern California Nursing Home Law Group to speak with an experienced advocate and to learn more about the services we provide.