Checking your elderly or vulnerable loved one into an assisted living facility is an extremely difficult decision. You are forced to put a tremendous amount faith into the hands of the owners, management and staff of the facility. Sadly, far too often, these facilities fail to live up to their side of the bargain. Indeed, the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) reports that nearly one in every ten nursing home residents has been subject to some form of serious abuse or neglect.
At Brassfield, Krueger & Ramlow, LTD., we help families fight for better living conditions for their loved ones. If your relative has been mistreated in an Illinois assisted living center, our experienced Ottawa nursing home abuse lawyers are standing by, ready to help you take legal action.
Nursing home residents have many critically important legal rights under both U.S. federal law and Illinois state law. Specifically, all patients of Ottawa assisted living centers are protected under the the federal Nursing Home Reform Act and the Illinois Adult Protective Services Act. Some of the most important rights under these laws include the following:
If you believe that your loved one’s rights have been violated, and their well-being is now being threatened, you need to take immediate action. If the situation is serious, the best thing you can do is to make a call to Illinois Adult Protective Services. This state agency has the knowledge and resources to help provide at-risk adults with an immediate, albeit temporary, solution. They can help get your loved one away from serious abuse and into a safe environment. Still, the agency is only able to offer temporary relief. For permanent relief, you need to contact a qualified Ottawa nursing home abuse lawyer. Your lawyer will be able to assess the circumstances of your claim, offering guidance on how you should proceed.
At Brassfield, Krueger & Ramlow, LTD., our experienced Ottawa nursing home abuse attorneys fight aggressively on behalf of the elderly and other vulnerable adults. If your loved one has been the victim of abuse or neglect within an assisted living facility, we can help. Please contact us today at (815) 398-9700 to schedule your free legal consultation.
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