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Memory Care Abuse Lawyer Oregon

Oregon Memory Care Abuse Lawyer

Memory Care Abuse Lawyer Oregon

With offices in Medford, Grants Pass, and Klamath Falls, the lawyers at Andersen Morse & Linthorst are well prepared to represent clients in need of an experienced memory care abuse lawyer in Oregon. At our firm we are well equipped to address abuse cases of a loved one in a memory care program with consideration, and attention to your specific needs. Everyone on our team knows every case intimately, and every client personally. It is how we provide an unprecedented level of service to our clients facing memory care abuse. This level of service is how we achieve results. If you feel that a loved one has been injured as a result of abuse while in memory care, we encourage you to contact our firm to schedule a free initial consultation.

What is memory care?

What is difficult for you to care for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia at home, you can consider memory care. Memory care is a former senior living that allows for specialist care for people who will have memory issues. Many assisted living facilities and nursing homes have created a special memory care unit for dementia patients, but there are also standalone memory care facilities. Memory care is a growing segment of the senior housing market because the minutia and other disorders and diseases associated with types of dementia are more and more common.

The regulation of memory care differs from state to state and the quality of these memory care units varies so you should always ask questions and visit the memory care living facility that you are considering getting your loved one into.

Memory care is designed to provide a safe and structured environment with set routines to help lower stress with people who have Alzheimer’s or dementia. Employees provide mills and help the residents the personal-care tasks, just like the residents and staff do in the assisted living facilities, however the people in these memory care units are specifically trained to deal with any issues that often arise as a result of dementia or Alzheimer’s. This means that these people are checking on people more frequently and provide extra structure and support that may not be specific to every resident in their care.

In regular assisted living facilities, residents must manage their own time, menus and mill times are posted. The staff is not going to make sure that they have ordered what they want or that they are aware that there are menus to order from. This can lead to people not receiving mills because they did not order them, this can also lead to people becoming isolated because they are unaware of events happening at the residential facility. In a memory care unit, the staff is helping ensure that the residents are going to events, they are getting their meal, their medications and more.

People with dementia are prone to wander, which is led to memory care facilities having alarm doors, elevators and more to help keep these people indoors and safe. Some memory care facilities give residents tracking braces that allow them to explore but still allow staff to monitor them, and all activities at memory care centers are designed to improve cognitive functioning and they engage residents at different stages of the disease.

However these facilities sound amazing, but the reality is not every center is equal and abuse can still happen. That is one reason why you should know all about the memory care center that you are leaving your loved one in, you should visit them as often as you can, and should keep an eye on them regardless of how much you trust the staff in charge of their care.

Defending the rights of memory care patients

When faced with a significant legal issue that involves abuse while in memory care, you need legal representation that is knowledgeable, empathetic, and experienced; our lawyers will fight for you and work to create a compelling case, which can help achieve a more desirable outcome for you and your family. Our well-rounded team of experienced lawyers and legal professionals at Andersen Morse & Linthorst, have the ability to defend your rights and help you be financially compensated for damages that may have been suffered as a result of abuse that occurred while in an assisted living memory care program.

There are federal and state nursing home laws that regard nursing home abuse, such laws protect those in assisted living memory care programs. These laws are in place to help ensure facilities provide high-quality care to residents, that is safe and nurtures their overall wellbeing. 

  • The ability to file lawsuits if they are mistreated
  • The right to a safe living space free of abuse
  • The right to participate in decisions regarding their care

Families and nursing home residents need to know their rights early on. This can help prevent abuse or ensure it is addressed before it causes long-term harm.

Memory Care Abuse Lawyer Oregon

When you hire a lawyer for help with a memory care abuse related legal claim, they will be able to educate you on how these laws may affect the outcome of your claim. The team will also be able to offer suggestions and advice about the best course of action to take based on the specific needs of your claim.

A nursing home lawyer will be able to help you be compensated and ensure that staff involved in the abuse case are held responsible. Your claim may even indirectly help to uncover underlying patterns of abuse toward other nursing home residents.

Compensation will help pay for damages and other expenses such as:

  • Funeral costs
  • Hospital stays
  • Other expenses that stem from the abuse
  • Lawyers may also secure punitive damages, which is extra money the abusers must pay for the harm they caused.

Our firm is well prepared to represent clients in need of an experienced memory care abuse lawyer in Oregon. If you believe that a loved one has been injured as a result of abuse while in a memory care program, we encourage you to contact Andersen Morse & Linthorst firm to schedule a free initial consultation.

 

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