Ventura Memory Care Home Neglect
How can you choose a residential facility for an elderly loved one who needs help with day-to-day care, and in some cases, with medical needs? You may have looked into nursing homes and assisted-living facilities, and in doing so, you likely came across terms like “memory care home,” “board and care home,” or “residential care facility for the elderly (RCFE).” Not only can the different names or types of facilities be confusing, but it can also be complicated to find a facility where your elderly loved one is likely to be safe and healthy and free from injuries resulting from negligence or neglect.
Memory care homes are one type of facility where an older adult can receive regular care and assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), and they are intended specifically for seniors who have cognitive impairments due to Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.
You should be able to expect that someone you love will receive high-quality care in a memory care home. Whenever you have any concerns about neglect, negligence, abuse, or malpractice of any kind, it is important to seek legal help as soon as you can. A Ventura memory care home injury lawyer at our firm is here to help.Memory Care Homes in Ventura and Elder Abuse and Neglect
Memory care homes, also known as memory care facilities, are a specific type of assisted-living facility intended to provide care for residents with memory issues who are otherwise physically healthy. Many different types of diseases and health issues can result in cognitive impairment, including dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. As the Alzheimer’s Association suggests, residents in memory care homes may be particularly susceptible to injuries from neglect or abuse. Indeed, according to the Alzheimer’s Association, “people with dementia are especially vulnerable because the disease may prevent them from reporting the abuse or recognizing it.”
Unlike nursing homes, memory care homes and other types of assisted-living facilities (which you might see identified as RCFEs, or board and care homes, for example) provide assistance with ADLs. This means that memory care home staff members help residents with bathing, eating, dressing, and related tasks. These facilities do not provide medical care as nursing homes do. Nonetheless, residents can suffer injuries as a result of various forms of neglect or abuse.Types of Neglect and Abuse at Ventura Memory Care Homes
What types of neglect or abuse can cause injuries at a memory care home in Ventura? The National Council on Aging (NCOA) cites the following kinds of elder abuse and neglect:
- Physical abuse;
- Wandering or Elopement;
- Emotional abuse;
- Psychological abuse;
- Sexual abuse;
- Willful deprivation; and
- Passive neglect.
When you have any concerns about a loved one’s well-being at a memory care home in Southern California, it is important to get help from an experienced attorney. Our firm has litigated hundreds of cases of elder neglect and would be glad to discuss your elderly loved one’s circumstances. Our consultations are always free.
Our firm is committed to helping seniors and their families throughout the Ventura County area. Do not hesitate to get in touch with one of the Ventura memory care home neglect lawyers at our firm. Contact the Southern California Nursing Home Law Group to learn more about the services we provide.