All too often, individuals with loved ones who reside in nursing home, assisted living facilities, and community-based residential facilities (CBRF), watch helplessly as the health of their loved ones decline, often without a good reason. In some cases, individuals may attribute the decline of these residences to the onset of new medical conditions or the worsening of existing medical conditions. In other situations, however, individuals may suspect that the substandard or complete lack of care by the nursing facility is adversely affecting the physical or mental condition of their loved ones. Fortunately, there is a way that you can ensure that assisted living facilities and other long-term care facilities are meeting their responsibilities.
The Division of Quality Assurance (DQA) is responsible for ensuring that caregivers and facilities adequately maintain the health, safety, and welfare of all Wisconsin citizens. There are several different ways that you can file a complaint with DQA. You can contact the regional DQA office that covers the facility where your loved one is located. If you are aren’t sure what office to call, you can look to the Bureau of Nursing Home Resident Care regional office map and the Bureau of Assisted Living regional office map for guidance. Finally, you can use the toll-free number to file a complaint, by calling 1-800-642-6552.
The elder abuse lawyers of Boller & Vaughan have handled countless claims of individuals who have been injured severely, and even fatally, at the hands of assisted living facilities. We know how devastating it can be for families to watch their loved ones become the subjects of abuse and neglect, and feel powerless to remedy the situation. Help your family heal by holding those who are responsible for your loved one’s injuries. Call our office today to set up your free consultation.
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We live in Friendship, Wisconsin, and Boller & Vaughan came to our doorstep to discuss our mother’s wrongful death claim on a Saturday morning. Not only were we pleased with the large recovery, we were so thankful to have lawyers who were willing to explain to us every twist and turn along the way. It is great to know there is a law firm that will fight for the rights of elderly people all over Wisconsin.
Mr. Boller and Ms. Vaughan were incredible in working on my case and my daughter’s case. I was out of work and in the hospital with a new baby. Mr. Boller and Ms. Vaughan protected our rights and it was a pleasure to work with them. I hope never to be in another motor vehicle accident, however, if I am and I am injured, I will contact Boller & Vaughan immediately.
I was referred to Michelle through a friend. I have never had a better experience. It took a little over a year to get my settlement but the staff there stayed in constant contact and kept me in the loop. Oh, and Michelle actually got me MORE money than we discussed. I will refer anyone to this firm. Words cannot do justice the thanks that I have for Michelle and her staff (Mary especially) thank you guys so much!
After my husband died as a result of a motor vehicle accident, Boller & Vaughan spent countless hours talking with me, meeting with me in person, and making sure that I was okay. The drunk driver who hit us did not have any insurance, and we had to make a claim through our own insurance. Boller & Vaughan was fantastic at explaining the law to me and the handling of our claims.
After my son was injured in a daycare setting, Ms. Vaughan took the time to thoroughly investigate our case and my son’s injuries. Michele was approachable and had answers to our questions. Talking with her helped to relieve many of our anxieties.