Risk of Stroke in Assisted Living Centers
Residents who may have suffered a stroke are more likely to suffer some sort of abuse than other residents with a disease or illness. Why? Strokes often affect not only the physical state of the victim, but often it affects the individuals’ memory; therefore, unfortunately, victims of abuse in nursing homes cannot remember the actual abuse they have suffered while under someone else’s care.
An Arizona Attorney can assist in your legal needs if someone you love suffers from a stroke and has suffered physical, emotional, or sexual abuse under the care of an Arizona Nursing home. The nursing home is liable for both the mental and physical injuries suffered due to the unnecessary and degrading abuse by a caregiver. While 85 percent of employees share the belief that the physical abuse is due to stresses of understaffing, your loved one should not have to suffer abuse whether a facility is half or fully staffed. The first step in prevention is recognizing the signs of Alzheimer’s disease as well as signs of neglect or abuse.
Strokes often affect memory by destroying cells inside the brain and in most cases, cause much more irreparable damage to the brain, limiting the individual’s function indefinitely. The effects may sometimes be fatal as the destruction of brain cells can affect the mood, behavior, and daily aspects of their life. With the brain having over 100 billion cells, it is important to see the collective damage that strokes can do. Since they often affect memory and the individual cannot recall certain events, assisted living center abusers pick these residents as their victims. Although dealing with a person who has a memory problem is troublesome, it does not give the caregiver the right to abuse them.
There are many signs that an individual is either having a stroke or has suffered from one recently. Awareness of these signs may prevent any damage from occurring to the individual if the stroke is caught early enough to be treated. Your loved ones deserve to be provided with the best care and assistance possible at assisted living centers, and negligence of stroke victims is a horrible act that could potentially put your loved ones in grave danger. If your loved ones have been neglected, especially after they have suffered a stroke, you and your family deserve compensation. An Arizona Attorney can help you in gaining that compensation for damages.
Prevention is not always possible but knowing some signs can help you and your loved ones that have suffered from a stroke.
Contact an Arizona Nursing Home Advocate Attorney
Any form of abuse is unacceptable even if the patient suffers from a difficult disease. You and your family have rights. If you suspect that a family who has suffered from a stroke has been a victim of some form of neglect, contact an Arizona Attorney. Damages can be collected for their emotional and physical suffering.