Category: Group Homes

Maryland’s Developmental Disability Administration (DDA) provides funds and services for those who are developmentally disabled but are able to live in group homes. It’s part of the Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DHMH).

Brookdale operates more than 1,100 assisted living facilities in 47 states, according to its website. One of those states is Maryland, where it operates seven facilities. Assisted living facilities are meant to provide a level of care that is less involved than that of a nursing home or skilled nursing facility. One of the dangers of using such a facility is that the operator may be more focused on filling beds and generating income than ensuring residents are not too disabled to safely live there. (more…)

Developmental disabilities are a group of conditions caused by an impairment in physical, learning, language or behavior abilities. About one in six children in the U.S. have one or more developmental disabilities or other developmental delays. If the disability is severe enough, a person may live in a group home, often because family members are unable to care for them at home. Group homes should be safe, supportive environments, but too often Maryland residents fall victim to neglect and abuse. (more…)

The abuse of any elderly or disabled person is always disturbing, but what can be especially cruel is the sexual abuse of those in assisted living facilities. Sexual predators take advantage of the elderly and disabled who may be physically or mentally unable to fight back. If a loved one has suffered this kind of attack, contact the Law Offices of Roger S. Weinberg office right away so we can take immediate legal action to make sure this abuse stops and your family member is protected. (more…)

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