Most people would look to avoid placing an elderly relative into a care home until there was absolutely no alternative. Although some of the more expensive ones can be tolerable, it’s never nice to have to leave your home and spend your autumn years living with a bunch of strangers and a selection of care workers who are paid little more than the minimum wage to do their jobs. Unfortunately though, there sometimes comes a time where it becomes impractical for an elderly person to continue to live by themselves or to move into the home of a relative. If an older person needs round-the-clock care that cannot be delivered in the home, a care home will become the only option.
If you’re faced with the decision of having to put a relative into a care home, you’re going to have to bite the bullet and set about finding the best you can get for the funds available. But what if once your relative was in a home you suspected that she may be being mistreated or neglected in some way? If you could find proof to confirm your suspicions, you might be able to use the services of a decent solicitor and pursue a no win no fee in Corhampton claim.
Care home residents and no win no fee in Corhampton claims
If you think that something’s not right at a care home a relative is staying at and the elderly person herself has told you that she is being mistreated or neglected, you must act. Don’t be tempted to let yourself assume that it’s your imagination or that your elderly relative is getting confused. If you have any suspicions whatsoever, you would be well advised to touch base with a good solicitor to discuss your situation.
Perhaps you’ve noticed that your relative has been losing weight, or has managed to sustain cuts and bruises that you have no explanation for. There will be a chance that your suspicions are unfounded and that there’s an explanation for the things you’ve seen that worry you, but you have a duty to your relative to be sure.
Pick up the phone and call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 if you’re worried about an elderly relative who lives in a care home. You’ll be connected to one of the firm’s friendly and professional claims advisors who will be able to offer you advice and establish whether or not the firm might be able to offer you no win no fee in Corhampton representation.
Date Published: 8th February 2014
Author: David Brown