May 27, 2011

Consumer Voice Launches New Guide to Help With Long-Term Care Decisions

by Levin & Perconti

At one point or another virtually everyone will give thought to long-care care services such as those offered at nursing homes—either for themselves or an elderly loved one. Many will enter the process with little familiarity with the details of choosing an appropriate facility or information about the services available to them. In our area, this lack of knowledge is one of many factors that contributes to Chicago nursing home negligence and abuse.

To help spread the word about the importance of making informed choices in these matters, the Consumer Voice has published a guide called “Piecing Together Quality Long-Term Care.” The material is designed for all those who themselves are receiving long-term care, those who may receive it in the future, and all advocates of those who need this care. The guide provides vital information about the care options available to everyone and shares specific ways in which each individual can take command on the process.

Far too often those seniors and disabled community members who are in need of care-giving services and support are forced to simply “go with the flow” and do as their told. Far too few actually believe that they have a voice when it comes to their own care. As a result, many deal with their substandard treatment in silence. This guide is an initial resource to help break that silence and empower all involved individuals to demand adequate care. It provides information on a variety of long-term care options like home and community based services, residential settings, hospice care, and others.

Our Chicago nursing home neglect lawyers at Levin & Perconti stand with those at the Consumer Voice who are working to shed light on the mistreatment of those who receive long-term care and support. Do not let you voice go unheard. Take steps to learn about your rights today.

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