Assisted Living Overcrowded and Understaffed

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Do not let the poor living conditions in an overcrowded or understaffed nursing home continue to affect the quality of care your loved one receives. Explore your legal options today and ensure that your family members get the care they deserve. Reach out to a skilled lawyer in Maryland who specializes in assisted living negligence cases.

Assisted Living Overcrowded and Understaffed

Assisted Living Facility

Assisted living facilities are meant to provide quality care and a secure environment for elderly residents. However, not all facilities are created equal. In Maryland, you may come across overpopulated and understaffed nursing homes, which can lead to a reduction in the quality of care for residents. As someone with a loved one in such a facility, you have the right to act and ensure the well-being of your family member.

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Know Your Rights in Assisted Living Facilities

Maryland has laws in place to protect the rights of residents in assisted living communities. It’s essential to know your rights or the rights of your loved one so that you can take the necessary steps if you encounter issues stemming from overcrowded or understaffed facilities.

Some of these rights include:

  1. The right to be treated with dignity and respect. 
  2. The right to privacy. 
  3. The right to be informed of services and fees. 
  4. The right to receive appropriate care and supervision. 
  5. The right to be free from abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

When to Call a Lawyer

If you believe your loved one’s rights are being violated due to overcrowding or understaffing at their assisted living facility, it’s crucial to seek legal advice. An experienced lawyer in the field can help you navigate the legal process and ensure that the facility is held accountable for any wrongdoing.

Some signs that it may be time to consult with a lawyer include:

  • Chronic understaffing leads to inadequate care or supervision.
  • Frequent falls or injuries due to insufficient supervision.
  • Medical errors due to inattentive staff members.
  • Unexplained weight loss or dehydration.

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