March 2019 Bar Bulletin
By Matt Menzer and
John David Toren
Tens of thousands of elderly and disabled Washingtonians live in long-term care facilities. These facilities provide housing and varying levels of care and supervision to their residents. The primary types of long-term care facilities are nursing homes, adult family homes, and assisted living facilities. In recent years, the percentage of the elderly living in the traditional nursing home setting has decreased as individuals and the state move toward more cost-effective adult family homes and assisted living facilities.1
The focus of this article is on personal injury claims against adult family homes and assisted...