Category: Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse
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.
We protect the rights of abused and neglected seniors. Victims of abuse and/or neglect may be entitled to compensation.
The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) reported there is a bad trend in Florida nursing homes.
The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) says experts report that knowledge about elder abuse lags as much as two decades behind the fields of child abuse and domestic violence. There is an urgency to know the causes of nursing home abuse.
A Fort Myers nursing home abuse lawyer at Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. said October 2020 was the first anniversary of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Service’s (CMS’s) enactment of its new warning system for nursing homes.
There are between 5 and 7 million Americans who provide physical, emotional, social, and financial assistance to aging seniors from a distance, according to the Journal of Gerontological Social Work. These long-distance caregivers must rely on phone conversations and check-ins by others living closer in order to regularly gauge a senior’s well-being.
A Fort Myers nursing home abuse attorney says the Agency for Healthcare Administration licenses and regulates Florida assisted living facilities. In order for assisted living facilities to maintain their licenses, they are required to meet certain regulatory standards and undergo periodic audits to ensure their continued legality.
A Fort Myers nursing home abuse attorney says the National Council on Aging reported that 1 in 10 Americans who are age 60 or older have suffered from at least one of the seven forms of elder abuse identified by the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA).