Decubitus Ulcers in Assisted Living Facilities

Recently, decubitusulcervictims.com has been receiving inquiries about whether the family of an Assisted Living Facility (ALF) resident can sue the ALF for decubitus ulcer development. The answer is it really depends.

An Assisted Living Facility (ALF) is just that – a facility that is to provide assistance with activities of daily living. It is true that an ALF does not provide the same level of care that a nursing home does; however, an ALF must provide services for its residents. To determine if your ALF is tasked with pressure relief, take a look at the Assisted Living Facility admission paperwork. Some ALF’s agree to turn and reposition patients at-risk for pressure sores. Other ALF’s specifically state they are not responsible for decubitus ulcer prevention. If an ALF specifically states they are not responsible for pressure relief and a patient is at-risk for pressure sores, the assisted living facility may not be the best facility for him/her. If an ALF disavows all pressure sore related activities, you may have an ALF lawsuit for failing to send the patient to a higher care facility (like a nursing home).

If you have questions about a potential ALF-related lawsuit where an assisted living facility resident developed pressure sores, make sure to contact a qualified assisted living facility abuse lawyer and learn about your rights in bringing an ALF abuse lawsuit.

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Decubitus ulcers should not develop in ALF residents

Decubitus ulcers should not develop in ALF residents

 

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