Northridge is a city in the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, and is known for being extremely diverse with people from many different ethnic backgrounds living there. There are roughly 57,561 people living there with a median age of 32 years old. With Porter Ranch and Granada Hills to the north, Northridge is located between Van Nuys, Reseda, Winnetka, and Chatsworth.
Northridge, California is home to many RCFEs (residential care facilities for the elderly) and SNFs (skilled nursing facilities), both of which are facilities for elderly care. What exactly is the difference? RCFEs are not medical facilities while skilled nursing facilities are. The responsibility of an RCFE is to assist with daily living and care for the elderly, which means living accommodations, house keeping, meals, dispensing medication, and more.
An SNF is licensed by the State of California Department of Public Health, meaning they are licensed to take medical care of the elderly 24/7. An SNF must have physician working along with nurses, and they take special care of the elderly’s dietary and pharmaceutical needs according to the California Department of Public Health. They also have activity programs planned for the residents as well.
The elderly should be respected and properly taken care of. However, sadly this is not always the case. Elder abuse and neglect often result in injury and even death. One of the co-founders of MCIS, Ike Sherman, used to work for a RCFE as a licensed administrator for many years. Ike knows all of the ins and outs of elderly care and he knows how RCFEs will attempt to hide evidence of mistreatment as much as they can to escape liability. Often, these facilities take too many people because they want to make all the money they can, leaving many elderly people neglected or uncared for.
What is Considered Elder Abuse
- Physically injuring the resident
- Psychological harm
- Stealing or mishandling the resident’s money
- Sexual abuse
Ike’s passion for helping the elderly led him becoming a lawyer to fight for justice those who have been mistreated and deserve so much better. He knows how RCFEs operate and can easily identify what the RCFE failed to do that caused the injury or death. If your loved one has been hurt or neglected in either of these types of facilities, MCIS Lawyers can help your loved one get the compensation they deserve.