Is it elder abuse for an assisted living center to remove all furniture and have a resident sleep on a blanket on the floor?

Get Legal Help Today

secured lock Secured with SHA-256 Encryption

Is it elder abuse for an assisted living center to remove all furniture and have a resident sleep on a blanket on the floor?

Asked on January 7, 2011 under Criminal Law, Minnesota

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

I would say that those actions are abuse on many levels.  You need to get in there and get your elderly family member out of that situation but I would get an attorney involved to file charges criminally, with the state and to file a suit against the facility.  It is not only cruel and inhuman treatment but it is on a civil level a breach of contract I am sure.  When a person agrees to go in to assisted living there is an arrangement for a level of care that has been breached by the facility.  Get help as soon as you can.  Take pictures and names.  Good luck to you.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Answer(s) provided above are for general information only. The attorney providing the answer was not serving as the attorney for the person submitting the question or in any attorney-client relationship with such person. Laws may vary from state to state, and sometimes change. Tiny variations in the facts, or a fact not set forth in a question, often can change a legal outcome or an attorney's conclusion. Although AttorneyPages.com has verified the attorney was admitted to practice law in at least one jurisdiction, he or she may not be authorized to practice law in the jurisdiction referred to in the question, nor is he or she necessarily experienced in the area of the law involved. Unlike the information in the Answer(s) above, upon which you should NOT rely, for personal advice you can rely upon we suggest you retain an attorney to represent you.

Get Legal Help Today

Find the right lawyer for your legal issue.

secured lock Secured with SHA-256 Encryption