As an increasing number of the national population ages, elderly care is becoming an issue of greater prevalence in Connecticut. According to data collected by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), more than 1.4 million residents lived in nursing homes in 2011, which correlates to 2.9% of the over 65-year-old population, and 10.7% of the over 85-year-old population of the United States.
As adult children of nursing home residents contemplate the best situation for their parents, it is vital to have enough information on types of elderly care options that are available to Connecticut residents. As the elder care industry has expanded, the choices of care types have become more varied and customizable to the needs and desires of every different family.
Was a loved one injured in a nursing home because of a caregiver or management personnel’s negligence? If so, you may be entitled to compensation because of the pain they endured, and the unnecessary anguish they suffered as a result.
At Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, we believe that the elderly population should be treated with the utmost care and respect, and if your loved one was taken advantage of while in an assisted living situation we will fight to defend your rights and always seek the MAXIMUM compensation amount due to nursing home abuse victims.
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CHOOSING AN ELDER CARE OPTION
When weighing the options for elder care, those responsible for the elder person should gather as much information about the facility or caregiver as possible in order to prevent elder care abuse or nursing home abuse from occurring.
It is important to keep the following points in mind when searching for the right place for your relative:
- What degree of specialized care does your loved one need?
- What care is available in your area?
- Is the facility clean?
- What certifications and background do the staff and caregivers hold?
- Are these caregivers licensed and hold the proper credentials for Connecticut?
- What are the family’s expectations for the facility?
Being mindful of what your loved one needs is a critical part of selecting a facility or care provider who can meet the expectations of your family. The next thing to consider is where the elder person should reside while they are receiving care.
TYPES OF ELDERLY CARE
The following types of senior care are available to fit every family’s needs and goals:
- In-Home Care
Usually hired directly by the family, an in-home worker can provide personalized services while the elderly person is still residing at their current location. The worker can help with personal tasks, dispense medications, transport the elderly person to doctor’s appointments or help them run personal errands.
- Adult Day Programs
Offering structured hours of supervision and care, day programs can be based around social activities, education, or basic medical or therapeutic activities. Most of these programs are community-based and run Monday through Friday.
- Independent Living Facilities
Offering a further level of care, independent-living facilities give the elderly person a social network and community activities to participate in while they rent or purchase an apartment or condo on their own. Medical services are usually not provided, though there are many social and mental health benefits.
- Nursing Homes
For those requiring constant care and supervision, nursing homes can provide doctors, nurses and other health care professionals all day and night for your loved one. Typically, on-site recreation and social activities are provided in addition to mental health care.
It is crucial to monitor the health and happiness of your loved one while they are in an elderly care situation. Signs of nursing home abuse can be subtle and your loved one may not want to discuss the possibility of abuse.
If you believe that an elderly relative or someone close to you was abused by a nursing home facility or individuals from another assisted-living arrangement, contact an experienced and reliable elder care abuse attorney today.
CONTACTING OUR CONNECTICUT NURSING HOME ABUSE LAW FIRM
The personal injury lawyers at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers realize the impact that nursing home abuse can have on not only on the victim’s life, but also on the family’s. We know that these injuries bring unnecessary pain to the victims and our legal team, with over 140 years of combined legal experience, will fight for the MAXIMUM compensation that you may be eligible to receive.