Many residents that live in assisted living centers often require a moderate amount of assistance, especially if they have a physical disability which limits their function for daily activities. For things such as bathing, toileting and other personal hygiene activities, their physical handicaps often prevent them from performing these without assistance. Therefore it is very important that individuals with physical disabilities receive a high level of care and assistance as they could potentially suffer from falls, different types of diseases due to poor hygiene and nutrition or some other debilitating disease or disorder. Depending on the physical handicap, some physically handicapped individuals require more assistance than others.
In the case of spinal cord injuries, some individuals suffer from more debilitating disorders and handicaps than others. This is because each individual suffers from injuries in varying parts of the spinal cord. Individuals with injuries to the upper areas of the spinal cord often suffer from certain mental disorders because electrical signals cannot be sent to the brain properly and allow it to function fully. In contrast, individuals with injuries to the lower areas of the spine only suffer from physical disabilities and only require assistance in a wheelchair.
However, no matter how severe the injury to the individual, they should never be neglected even if they may only be confined to a wheelchair. A physical disability severely limits an individual’s daily life and therefore they require much more assistance than others. Being aware of the types of physical handicaps they may have is the first step in providing assistance to the individual. Your loved ones should never be put in a position to suffer any type of negligence as a result of abandonment or lack of care due to their physical disability.
You can insure your loved ones care by visiting the facility they are placed in and, if they are wheelchair-bound, you should make sure they have plenty of accessibility to move around and assist themselves if they are able to do so. If they are not able to do so, you should ensure that the facility is providing the highest level of assistance possible for your loved ones including bathing, clothing, toileting and other assistance they may require due to their physical disability. If you discover that your loved ones are not receiving the care they deserve, you can contact an Arizona attorney who can assist you in the legal matters to gain compensation for damages.
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