Category: Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse
It is never an easy decision when loved ones need to move to a nursing home. The standards may vary dramatically, so if you are armed with the right research tools and information, you will have a better probability of finding just the right place that treats its residents respectfully and allows them to live healthy and vibrant lives.
Hurricane Irma brought to light dangers in our nursing home and assisted living facilities. Eleven seniors died at The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills; others remain in the hospital. Hospital workers reported that the seniors “were left in sweltering heat.”
A critical protection for the elderly, according to Fair Arbitration Now Coalition (FANC), a group of more than 75 consumer, health and advocacy groups, is being stripped by the CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services).
Elder abuse happens all too often. During Elder Abuse Month, June 2017, we would like to remind everyone about the signs of elder abuse and what can be done about it.
Fox News reported in March 2017 that more than 20,000 people living in U.S. nursing homes experienced serious injuries to the face in 2016.
Nursing home neglect and abuse is unfortunately common, and situations can vary quite substantially in terms of how the neglect and abuse are expressed — though abuse that is physical in-nature can be easier to identify, it is important to note that both emotional and financial abuse are common, too. If you or a loved one has suffered from nursing home neglect or abuse, speak with a qualified Florida attorney as soon as possible in order to assess the potential of the nursing home abuse...
Seniors and those requiring special care have guaranteed rights in nursing homes or assisted living facilities. Although there are many very good facilities, unfortunately there are those which have had cases of neglect and/or abuse.
Nursing home negligence and abuse comes in many forms, including allowing a resident to conduct a behavior which should be considered dangerous in the resident’s condition.
The CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) instituted its final rule in September 2016 prohibiting nursing homes and long-term care facilities, accepting Medicare and Medicaid, from using mandatory pre-dispute binding arbitration agreements with their residents. This rule becomes effective November 28, 2016.
Each year more than 2 million Americans fall victim to some form of elder and/or adult abuse, which includes neglect and exploitation, according to the American Psychological Association (APA).