Everyone in the family has been badly let down
“One in five nursing homes across the UK have been found to not have enough staff on duty to ensure residents received good, safe care.” Care Quality Commission report , 2013/14.
Care homes have come under the spotlight in recent years as negative reports into care worker standards have revealed levels of negligence and abuse in a number of cases.
It’s often a difficult enough decision to place a member of your family into a care home. Your choice of home was based on trust and confidence. You expected an appropriate standard of care would be provided and you strongly feel that everyone in the family has been badly let down.
Lack of proper staff supervision
While many care homes do provide excellent care, it is not always the case. Some care homes have been found to lack the proper staff supervision, experience or training considered necessary to provide an appropriate level of daily care for elderly people in vulnerable physical or mental health.
The anxiety and distress felt by all the family demands answers for why “conditions have been allowed to continue” and a loved one appears “deprived of all sense of dignity.”
If you have believe that an elderly relative is not receiving the standard of care expected or even being willfully neglected, you may have cause to bring:
- A negligence claim against the care home and
- Claim compensation on behalf of the family member affected
Our dedicated professional negligence team at Your Legal Friend has many years of experience in successfully resolving many different types of cases where standards of treatment and care have fallen below the appropriate standard, so that those responsible are brought to account.
We can help you:
- Find out if an elderly family member has not received the expected standard of care or been subjected to abuse
- Secure access to make your complaint heard
- Obtain legal compensation for the injury or harm suffered.