Category: Nursing Home Neglect/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.
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.