Top Safety Concerns in Assisted Living Facilities
An Alabama assisted living abuse lawyer explains what to watch for
Are you concerned about your loved one's safety at an assisted living facility? Are you afraid they could be a victim of assisted living abuse and neglect? This is a serious matter than requires immediate attention. That's why we want to meet with you right away.
At Shuttlesworth Law Firm, P.C., we know what warning signs to look for in assisted living facilities. That's because we've been successfully helping families address such concerns for years throughout Alabama.
Assisted living abuse attorney Perry Shuttlesworth brings a wealth of knowledge to each case. He knows what evidence matters and how to find it. He understands Alabama's legal system and which strategies work best for favorably resolving cases.
What is your concern?
Certain conditions or concerns in assisted living facilities could be warning signs that something's wrong. Contact our law firm if you notice any of these issues or conditions in your loved one's assisted living facility or one you live in yourself:
- The facility is understaffed.
- There is a lack of training among staff members.
- Unsanitary conditions in the facility.
- Poor lighting in hallways, stairwells and other public spaces.
- No fire sprinkler system in the facility.
- Smoke alarms don't work.
- Unmarked obstacles, including obstructions in hallways or stairwells.
- Floors and carpets are worn, outdated and hazardous to walk on.
- There is a staffing shortage in the facility.
- There is a constant turnover among staff members.
- There are no handrails in bathrooms and stairwells.
Use common sense. If something seems wrong, it probably is. And it's important to speak up right away. Otherwise, your loved one's health and safety could be at risk.
What to do if you suspect assisted living abuse or neglect
You can report a facility to the Alabama Department of Health by calling the Assisted Living Facilities complaint hotline at 1-866-873-0366. You can also call the Adult Abuse Hotline at 1-800-458-7214 if you are concerned about the health or safety of a loved one.
One common question we hear is, can you sue an assisted living facility? In general, you do have the right to take legal action against a facility if a loved one suffered abuse or neglect. It’s important to talk to an experienced attorney to get legal advice and discuss your options.
How we can help you
When you contact us about safety concerns at an assisted living facility, we take those concerns seriously. We can help you deal with the facility to make sure they address your concerns right away. And if your loved one is injured or sick due to those conditions, we can work with you to make sure they receive immediate medical care.
Often, assisted living facilities agree to work with us once we present them with the facts. If your facility doesn't agree to cooperate, we're prepared to take them to court and fight for the compensation your family rightfully deserves.
Your case is about more than just money. It's about keeping people who live in assisted living facilities safe. It's about making sure they can live with dignity. It's about justice. Learn how an Alabama assisted living abuse attorney can help you. Schedule your free case evaluation today.