An article published in HomeCare late last year profiles A Place for Mom, which is the largest referral service for senior living in the United States. This service provider recently released data showing that 73% of families indicate that the quality of life of their senior loved one improved after he or she moved to an assisted living facility. This data shows that despite how difficult it may be to move a loved one out of his or her home, it actually turns out to be beneficial in most cases.
Before moving from their homes, 62% of seniors said that they would rather remain in their homes. Nonetheless, after a move to assisted living, the families of these seniors reported that not only did their loved ones’ social and emotional wellbeing improve, but there were improvements in their loved ones’ nutrition and physical health. The move to assisted living also benefits caregivers; 60% of caregivers experienced improvements in their quality of life and 70% of them experienced an insignificant financial impact following the move of their loved one to an assisted living facility. These statistics show that contrary to popular belief, staying at home as a senior citizen is not always what is best for everyone involved.
Furthermore, about 85% of families caring for a loved one in later life put off their search for alternative senior housing because their loved one doesn’t want to move or fears that he or she will receive substandard care. Half of these families have a negative perception of assisted living facilities, particularly when they are in the initial stages of searching for an appropriate facility for their loved one. Despite the misgivings of the family and their loved one, the outcome following a move to assisted living is generally a positive one.
There are many different types of abuse or neglect that can occur to residents in nursing home or residential care facilities. The Wisconsin elder abuse lawyers of Boller & Vaughan have handled countless claims on behalf of nursing home residents who have suffered serious injuries and even death due to the negligent behavior of nursing home staff and facilities, regardless of the type of abuse or neglect involved. When a serious injury or death of a loved one occurs, we know just how devastating it can be, and how powerless you are likely to feel as a result. Allow your family to begin the healing process from this traumatic event by holding the wrongdoers responsible for your loved one’s injuries. Contact our office today and set up a free consultation with one of our experienced nursing home abuse attorneys.
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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.