Check Nursing Home Safety Records in Washington County to Avoid Abuse
Nursing home abuse is always unexpected and comes as a shock to patients, their friends and family. Society trusts nursing homes and assisted care facilities to take care of their patients, but this trust is sometimes misplaced. Making sure your family member does not suffer injuries takes a bit of research before enrolling them in a facility.
Washington County has five assisted living centers, located in Germantown, Slinger and West Bend. Investigating their past safety violations is easy thanks to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. By checking their nursing home safety inspection results, documented by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, you can see how many and what kind of infractions the facility received. These violations range from minor issues minimally impacting residents to situations causing serious injury or death to nursing home patients.
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 Washington County’s nursing homes are located, the number of beds each has and its contact phone number.
Stolen Medicare Checks, ATM Withdraws and Overcharging: Common Financial Abuse
Besides the physical abuse and neglect carefully documented by the Department of Health Services, financial abuse takes its toll on elderly and senior nursing home patients. Ill-intentioned individuals may steal Medicare checks, make unauthorized cash withdraws using a patient’s ATM card or provide unnecessary services and bill for them.
This type of abuse is usually very difficult to recognize.
Sometimes, family members are only aware the abuse has taken place when their once financially secure loved one is suddenly bankrupt and unable to remain in the nursing home. Preventing this kind of abuse is difficult, but the law offices of McLario, Helm, Bertling, & Spiegel, S.C. include estate planning and personal injury lawyers. This lets us set up a living trust or power of attorney, severely curtailing financial abuse and also pursue legal action if abuse has already occurred.
Free Consultation for Nursing Home Abuse Victims
If you or your family member has been abused physically, emotionally or financially while in the care of a nursing home or assisted living center, be sure to contact a Wisconsin personal injury attorney. When social trust has been broken, legal action is sometimes the best way to stop ongoing abuse and prevent it from happening again.
McLario, Helm, Bertling, & Spiegel, S.C. provides a free initial consultation to seniors suffering abuse by nursing home staff. You have nothing to lose and can help improve the lives of nursing home residents throughout Wisconsin by reporting the abuse and filing a case.