When it comes to making a case – and winning it – against your chosen nursing care facility, there’s one practice that ‘makes the case’ more than any other. That’s documentation. Documenting abuse – whether through pictures, writings, multiple witness accounts, or hidden video – speaks louder than the angriest, non-documenting individual. Baseless accusations have flown against everyone from the Wright brothers to Mother Teresa since the dawn of time. But when one can speak with veracity and documentation about treatment that has been out of line with expectations at a nursing facility, a strong case can be presented. Strong cases win, and effect change simultaneously.
If you suspect something devious is occurring in physical therapy treatment, for example, you’ll do well to find yourself ‘accidentally’ visiting during their physical therapy session hours. A watchful eye could make all the difference. If your parent has been complaining that PT is a real burden, perhaps either because the therapist is far too rough or is completely inept, you’ll need to catch either situation on digital media. That way, when it comes to hiring an elder abuse attorney Los Angeles, you’ve got a case, not baseless accusations.
It might strike you as a bit sneaky, running around with a camera in your pocket while you visit your parent or parents at the nursing home. But if they’re receiving care for health problems, you’ll want to ensure that it’s the right sort of care. Overcharges and unnecessary treatments are as common as direct abuse. There’s not much point in paying for a chiropractor’s services if your elder doesn’t exhibit symptoms of back pain or other spinal alignment issues.