We understand that the ability to be as independent as possible is vital to the dignity of an older still active adult even though some day-to-day tasks may be difficult. These facilities have a responsibility to safeguard the well being of their residents. At Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC, our legal team of professionals is determined to help you obtain the justice that you deserve. Every West Virginia nursing home abuse attorney at our firm takes personal interest in each client’s concerns and is prepared to aggressively litigate if that is what it takes to obtain a successful resolution.
Individuals who choose to enter an (ALF) Assisted Living Facility very often pay top dollar for the services they are promised. This living arrangement is supposed to provide more freedom to the resident while still providing supervision and assistance with nutrition, medications and help with daily tasks which may be difficult for the resident , such as dressing and personal grooming. The ALF promises an improved quality of life while still providing for the resident’s personal needs. Any instance of abuse, mistreatment or neglect of a resident of an assisted living facility should be reported immediately.
Having daily assistance with closing zippers and doing up buttons, nutritious meals and other daily necessities, while having trained medical professionals on hand to dispense medications on time provides security to a resident and his or her family. How does a resident suffer from malnutrition, dehydration, physical abuse or sexual abuse in this professional and caring environment? High staff turnover and under-staffed conditions can prevent staff from being familiar with individual resident needs. This can mean a lack of proper care and even medication errors. Poor screening methods of prospective employees results in the hiring of unqualified personnel who do not understand the level of care needed by the elderly person who is still active. Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC is prepared to provide the powerful legal representation to help you make sure the guilty parties pay for their negligence.