Assisted Living Incidents Raise Concerns For Quality Of Care

Concern is growing for patients of assisted living facilities in one area due to the lack of supervision and staffing. Patients are opting for assisted living facilities due to lower costs, however, the care is not sufficient for their needs. “I think most elders and their families think this is a regulated industry, but we don’t have the staff to regulate it,”said a spokesperson for Elder Affairs.

Incidents have occurred bringing more attention and concern. Incidents include falls, elopement, and death. An representative for Elder Affairs is advocating for more scrutiny and accountability for the homes. “Unless the facilities know that we are scrutinizing what happens, they don’t have to be too concerned about the system they use to keep residents safe,” he said. For more, read the story.
Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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