Category: Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse
According to the National Institute on Aging (NIA), 1 in 10 elders suffer from some type of abuse every year. However, the signs of elder abuse often go unreported and abusers are not punished.
June marks the beginning of Florida’s hurricane season. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and the start of hurricane season, our thoughts are with our loved ones in nursing homes and assisted living facilities who have been sheltering in place since mid-March with no visitors.
The quality of care in nursing homes and other living facilities is critical to preventing and treating pressure sores. These sores develop if an immobile person is not turned, positioned correctly, and given good nutrition and skin care.
There is mounting pressure from the public to increase transparency about COVID-19 in nursing homes and long-term care facilities across the United States.
At least 169 of Florida’s 748 COVID-19 deaths were related to infections in 303 long-term care facilities.
The focus on COVID-19 in nursing homes and long-term care facilities continues to heighten across the country as the resident death rate is still growing exponentially. More than 400 deaths have been reported in Florida nursing homes, nearly 30% of the total deaths in the state.
The News-Press reported on Saturday, April 25, 2020 that 1-in-3 COVID-19 deaths in Southwest Florida are linked to nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and long-term care facilities.
According to the latest count by the Associated Press (AP), in the last two weeks, more than 3,600 deaths nationwide are linked to COVID-19 outbreaks in nursing home and long-term care facilities.
Nursing homes and care facilities throughout North America and Europe are in the spotlight over their Coronavirus mortality rates. Appalling stories have emerged, including allegations of inhumane treatment. Residential care facilities, such as nursing homes, have emerged as a key breeding ground for the COVID-19 infection. Global figures show that individuals aged 70 and older are at a higher risk of developing a serious illness or dying from the Coronavirus, and those over 85 are even more...
The President’s COVID-19 task force says people in the United States need to maintain safe distances, wear protective devices, such as masks and gloves, and use hand sanitizers or wash hands frequently for at least 20 seconds to prevent COVID-19 infection.