Cedarburg, Port Washington and Mequon Are Home to Ozaukee County’s Assisted Living Facilities
Upscale Ozaukee County only offers residents a few nursing homes to choose from, all located in Cedarburg, Port Washington and Mequon. The limited number of options offers some benefits. It is easier for senior citizens and their adult children to look into each facility, checking for safety violations and ensuring it fits their personal lifestyle requirements.
Avoid putting your loved one in a dangerous care facility by checking for safety violations first.
Fortunately, the Wisconsin Department of Health and Human Services releases its citation list for nursing homes to the public, helping you find the best nursing home for your needs. McLario, Helm, Bertling, & Spiegel, S.C.’s elder abuse attorneys strongly advise you look into the history and safety record of any caregiver you entrust your loved one to.
McLario, Helm, Bertling, & Spiegel, S.C. makes no representation that one nursing home is safer or more dangerous than another. Our map is only intended as a resource to show where Ozaukee County’s nursing homes are located, the number of beds each has and its contact phone number.
Physical Abuse of Elders Is Not the Only Indignity They Are Subjected to
The safety records published by the Wisconsin Department of Health and Human Services indicate the amount of abuse and neglect patients are subjected to, but they do not detail emotional or financial abuse. While it is very important to pay attention to injury records and safety citations, especially those listed as “Immediate Jeopardy,” it is up to friends and family members to be aware of the other forms of elder abuse and neglect. When touring a facility, pay attention to how the staff treats other patients and the general mood of the nursing home. If the seniors seem depressed, listless or unusually nervous, there is a chance the staff may not be treating the residents properly.
Diagnosing and preventing financial abuse can be very difficult. A good way to limit the likelihood of your loved one being defrauded of their money is setting up a trust before they enter a nursing home. With a legal trust established by McLario, Helm, Bertling, & Spiegel, S.C., unscrupulous assisted living facility employees will have a much harder time taking financial advantage of a senior.
Injuries Sustained by Nursing Home Abuse Are Grounds for Legal Action
Nursing home patients, whether they be seniors or younger individuals requiring constant care, can suffer a host of injuries. Bed sores, bruises, broken bones and even death can result if a patient is willfully abused or neglected. Many people are reluctant to sue over some injuries. Reasons may include fear of the abuse increasing or feeling the injuries were their own fault. This is not the case. If somebody is being abused or neglected in a nursing home, the facility has broken the trust placed in it by society and legal action is how the system punishes these wrong doers.
Do not let an abusive or sub-standard nursing home continue to harm others. The attorneys at McLario, Helm, Bertling, & Spiegel, S.C. offer free consultations for victims of nursing home abuse. We’ll examine the merits of your case and let you know if you should or should not sue the facility. The best way to know if the injuries are grounds for legal action is by consulting with experienced Wisconsin elder law lawyers.