When it comes to your loved ones, you want nothing but the best possible care for them, and when the time comes where they can no longer care for themselves, you will want to ensure you choose the best possible Michigan nursing home for them to reside in. Always remember to research each facility thoroughly before making any decisions on where your loved one will be making their new home . Always make sure that the facility your loved one will be residing at has no past or current violations against the Michigan nursing home for neglect or abuse. There are also many other factors you will want to consider when making this important decision. These factors include:
- Location: Will my loved one be close and convenient to where I live?
- Staffing: Is the staff approachable and caring? How many different staff members will be taking care of my family member? How many patients is one staff member assigned?
- Special Care for Special Needs: How will my loved ones special needs be handled? Who will be administering medication? How is bathing dealt with when my loved one is unable? What if my loved one develops Alzheimer’s or another disease?
- Home Sweet Home: Will my loved one feel at home? Is the facility kept clean and tidy? Is there security?
- Things to do: What type of activities can the residents get involved in? Do they offer: movies, musical events, classes (educational and / or exercise), religious services? How accessible is the closest store? Are there on staff people to transport residents?
- Rooms: How are rooms distributed? Are private rooms available and what are the costs? How are the rooms furnished?
- Care Plans: How is individual care plans implemented? Is there a certain physician that must be used by all residents? How often is the physical available?
- Mealtime: Are residents able to eat in a common room or in their own room if desired? Do residents have a way to reheat meals, if needed?
- Financial: What is considered an “extra” cost? What is included in the cost of care?
Neglect in A Michigan Nursing Home
Nursing home neglect happens in many forms, but all of it is damaging in some way; whether it be emotionally, physically, or financially. Our Michigan nursing home lawyers are experienced and trained to advocate for your loved ones, if neglect occurs. When the time comes, the decision to place your loved one in a nursing home must be a carefully thought-out. Elderly abuse occurs all too often. The thought of it is troubling, however if you suspect this is happening to your loved one, it is very important that you contact an experienced nursing home neglect lawyer immediately.
Legal Rights as a Michigan Nursing Home Neglect Victim
Patients and their families can file civil claims seeking money compensation for the injuries suffered due to nursing home neglect and abuse. In situations in which a patient dies due to the negligence of the facility, the family can file a Michigan Wrongful Death Claim for the loss of their loved one.
No Fee Promise for Nursing Home Neglect Cases in Michigan
We will represent you in your Michigan nursing home neglect case under our NO FEE PROMISE. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You will have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing!
Contact Your Michigan Nursing Home Neglect Lawyers
The person, or most typically a concerned family member, should contact our office immediately after a negligent injury in a nursing home to investigate the cause of the accident. These injuries are often not well-documented and it is necessary to do a full investigation, especially because the person does not always have the ability to remember or describe the incident. An injured person may be entitled to monetary compensation for the injuries if the injuries took place in a nursing home and the nursing home failed to take proper preventative measures.
Call us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced Michigan nursing home neglect lawyers about your case. We will discuss your case with you so that you understand your legal rights and start working on your case immediately, gathering all the evidence and medical records necessary to prove and win your case. Call today for your free consultation!