There is no one indicator that tells you that your parent is ready for long-term care. It may be noticing that your parent has neglected hygiene issues, failed to buy food or eat on a regular basis, wandered away from home, failed to take medication as ordered, or has fallen and is no longer able to remain in his or her home alone. Whatever the case may be, signs such as these situations may indicate that it is time to consider a safer environment for your parent outside of his or her home. This move may be to your own home, a nursing home, an assisted living facility, or a community-based residential facility. No matter which option you choose, you should take certain precautions in order to ensure that your parent is safe and free from abuse or neglect by caregivers, as well as living in the most appropriate and least restrictive care environment.
First, open a discussion with both your parent and anyone else who should have input into the decision, such as other adult siblings or your parent’s spouse. You will need to consider a number of different factors in making your decision, including available finances, level of support and nursing care needed by your parent, changes in lifestyle, and services that your parent wants or needs.
In considering the type of care necessary, you will have to evaluate whether your parent needs 24-hour skilled nursing care, occasional assistance by a visiting caregiver, help with activities of daily living on a frequent basis, and/or 24-hour supervision. The extent to which your parent needs assistance will help determine what living situation is best and most appropriate for him or her.
The nursing home abuse lawyers of Boller & Vaughan pride themselves on advocating on behalf of clients who suffer injuries at the hands of their caregivers, no matter whether those injuries from result from abuse or neglect in any type of long-term care facility. We can seek compensation for you through the legal claim process, while you and your family can concentrate on healing, recovering from any trauma that you might have experienced, and moving on with your life. Don’t hesitate to call our office today and learn how we can help.
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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.