An Assisted Living Facility is a type of senior living facility that falls between an independent living community and a nursing home in terms of the level of care offered. As of 2010, 54% of assisted living residents are 85 years or older, 75% of the assisted living residents are female and more than 750,000 people nationwide live in assisted living settings. A typical resident is mobile, but needs help with approximately 2 to 3 activities of daily living. The facility typically offers services including supervision, monitoring, food services, entertainment and transportation.
Fenster and Cohen, P.A. has successfully sued Florida Assisted Living Facilities and obtained settlements on behalf of victims of assisted living abuse for more than 20 years. We represent residents and family members in cases that involve:
- Bedsores, Pressure Sores or Decubitus Ulcers
- Medication administration errors
- Slip and fall accidents
- Dehydration and malnutrition
- Failing to monitor
- Failing to resuscitate or perform CPR on residents in distress
- Elopement, which refers to a resident leaving a facility without supervision or notice
- Physical abuse or assault
- Broken bones
- Denial of access to physicians or medical treatment
- Negligent nursing care
- Failure to transfer resident to a hospital or skilled nursing facility
- Unexplained death
- Falls and Hip fractures
- Hoyer Lift Injuries
Assisted Living Facilities have duties and responsibilities to it’s residents and can be held accountable for the injury or death of a resident. Whether your loved one was injured by a condition on the property or neglect at the facility, we will strive to obtain full and just compensation for our clients.
If your loved one has suffered injuries or died following a stay at an Assisted Living Facility, contact one of our elder abuse personal injury attorneys at Fenster & Cohen, P.A. by calling (954) 473-1500 or contact us online. Our firm is ready to help. We understand that injuries at Assisted Living Facilities commonly result from neglect and will answer your questions in a free consultation.