Yes, you can sue for elder neglect. The most common situations we see in elder neglect lawsuits are in nursing homes, assisted living, other long term care facilities and similar
situations where a facility has agreed to serve this person. Once a facility agrees to admit the patient, the facility has agreed to meet the needs of that person within the confines of their
A nursing home is generally required to provide the level of care necessary to maintain the health and well-being of the resident. This can include substantial medical care, supervision, and medical equipment. In contrast, an assisted living facility provides more limited services to a person, usually described in the contract. They also agree not to maintain that person in an assisted living facility if the elderly resident requires more care than the facility can give.
Regardless of the type of assisted care facility that is providing the services, in the end the issue is whether the facility is giving the care that they agreed to give, in a way that
maintains the health and well-being of the elderly person.