Assisted living facilities in North Carolina are called adult care homes. North Carolina also has memory care facilities.
Memory care facilities can be a separate building or unit, or a wing or unit within an adult care home.
Adult care homes and memory care facilities are governed by North Carolina statutes and rules.
Assisted Living Negligence Cases That Gugenheim Law Investigates
- Falls resulting in serious injury or death
- Wandering and Elopement resulting in serious injuries or death
- Physical assaults resulting in serious injuries or death
- Malnutrition and Dehydration resulting in serious injuries or death
- Failure to notify a healthcare provider of a change in condition that results in serious injuries or death
- Sexual Assaults
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The North Carolina statutes and rules address topics such as staffing, staff training, policies and procedures, care plans, and physician notification. Assisted living facilities generally do not employ registered or licensed nurses. Assisted living facilities generally do not provide any medical care nor do they have physicians on staff. The main purpose of assisted living facilities is to provide assistance with activities of daily living, including ambulation, transfers, toileting, grooming, bathing, and medication assistance.
North Carolina laws require memory care facilities to have increased staffing, enhanced training of staff, a memory care director, and specific policies and procedures that address issues relating to residents with Alzheimer's Disease and dementia.
Gugenheim Law is one of the only law firms in the State of North Carolina that exclusively represents plaintiffs in cases relating to serious injuries and death that occur in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and hospitals.
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Our Practice Areas
Nursing Home Neglect
When nursing and rest home residents are injured or killed from neglect, Gugenheim Law will be there to take on the nursing home and fight for the rights of those who cannot fight for themselves.
Long Term Care Negligence
Our goal is to change the way the industry does business and to force nursing homes and assisted living facilities to treat our loved ones with the respect and dignity they deserve.
Hospital Falls & Injuries
A hospital fall case is often sophisticated, expensive and complex litigation. Simply having a law degree doesn’t mean that an attorney has the time, resources and experience to handle your malpractice claim. There is no substitute for experience.