Assisted living facilities promote independent living, but with additional care for disabled and elderly individuals. It is considered a middle ground between retirement facilities, which offer twenty-four hour care, and independent living, which consists of private apartments with planned activities and onsite assistance if needed.
The standards of care in the assisted living industry depend on the needs of each particular individual. Similar to typical elderly care in nursing home settings, registered nurses may remain on call in assisted living facilities if the resident in question requires their service. These residential treatment programs are available to those who need them, but not necessarily on a constant basis.
Lawsuits related to assisted living are similar to the types of cases involving healthcare facilities. Medical malpractice or insufficient levels of healthcare can result in accidents, health-related issues, or even death, leading to lawsuits. Each assisted living resident often requires a unique forms of care, it is important for the facilities to maintain records and properly coordinate the residential treatment programs. Mismanagement, elder abuse, and neglect can also cause an assisted living-related lawsuit.
Assisted living expert witnesses may come from different backgrounds. Nursing, social work, emergency medicine, geriatrics, psychiatry, psychology, surgery, healthcare management, medical billing, and other related disciplines are all relevant to the assisted living industry.
Assisted living is an expanding industry involving many employees, administrative processes, and regulations. ForensisGroup offers a selection of assisted living expert witnesses coming from a variety of backgrounds. Submit An Expert Request Form or contact us today for additional information on hiring the best available assisted living expert witness for your case.