Assisted Living Facilities Medical Definition
“What are Assisted Living Facilities?”
Assisted Living Facilities
Assisted Living Facilities medical definition: Assisted Living Facilities are a type of long-term care facility designed for people who require custodial care but not necessarily skilled nursing attention. Assisted living facilities provide personal services that could be performed by someone with limited or no medical training. These kinds of non-medical facilities are generally licensed and regulated at the state level.
Assisted Living Facilities in Medical Malpractice Cases
Medical malpractice cases are unfortunately not uncommon with senior or otherwise less capable patients in long-term care such as in assisted living facilities. Some of the most common nursing home injuries result from neglect and can include:
Restraint injuries (physical and chemical)
Slip, trip and fall accidents
It is important to vet assisted living facilities, their accreditations, and services, before admitting loved ones to their care. Nursing home neglect can be a common occurrence in these types of facilities especially when patients or residents do not have the capacity to care for themselves.
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