Nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Texas have many responsibilities to residents and their loved ones. Making the decision to move a family member to this type of facility is often very difficult, even if it’s the right decision based on the needs of the individual. These facilities are responsible for the health and well-being of residents, many of whom have serious health concerns. When something goes wrong, the residents are usually the ones who suffer. A facility in another state had to relocate residents because of the poor conditions there.
Reasons for the relocation
The senior assisted living facility had previous issues before the most recent incident. Inspections of the facility showed that food wasn’t stored properly and that residents with specific needs weren’t being cared for. Inspectors also noted that there was a strong urine smell inside the building. The most recent inspection led to all 15 residents being relocated, either to the nearby homes of friends and family or to another nursing home.
At this time, no criminal charges have been filed, but the authorities may charge the owner and/or others if they find cause. The assisted living home is currently closed although it has not yet been determined if the closure is temporary or permanent. Allegations of elder abuse and reports of the living conditions have understandably upset the loved ones of those who lived in the facility before its closure.
Nursing homes and assisted living facilities are responsible for providing residents with the care they need to stay healthy and happy. When residents are abused or neglected, the victims and their family members have cause for action against the facility owner or the caretakers involved. Texas residents who have suffered nursing home abuse or neglect, or their loved ones, can speak with an experienced attorney to know their options in pursuing a case against those at fault.