Category: Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse
Florida seniors face many issues as they age. To address some of these issues, the State of Florida has a law that seeks to protect the rights of our seniors.
Studies show that one in seven Americans over the age of 70 suffer from dementia. Many seniors with dementia are cared for in nursing homes.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) receives more than 100,000 reports annually related to medication errors. The FDA says a medication error is a “preventable event that may cause or lead to inappropriate medication use or patient harm.”
As one ages, elder abuse is extremely common, especially in facilities. Statistics show that nearly 5 million seniors are abused every year, and 1 out of 10 American seniors experience some form of abuse.
Senior abuse can happen anywhere and may not be apparent to those around them. Some seniors age 60 and above are more vulnerable than others to abuse.
Florida’s nursing homes are understaffed which jeopardizes our Florida nursing home residents’ safety.
There are federal and state regulations to ensure that nursing homes provide an adequate standard of care.
Up to five million older Americans are abused every year. It is important to keep an eye out for signs of neglect and abuse.
Assisted living facility/nursing home accidents are common in Florida. Most Florida abuse/neglect lawsuits arise from 7 common accidents.
Federal, state, and county regulations require nursing homes to keep their premises reasonably free of hazards.