Category: Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse
Selecting the right nursing home may not be an easy task, but there are sources which can help you.
Families often struggle with the thought of having to send their loved one to a nursing home. While many would love to be able to care for their family member, doing so is often impractical or impossible. Accordingly, families turn to area nursing homes with the hope that they will provide their loved one with the proper care and support needed. However, Ft. Myers personal injury attorneys like Randall Spivey know that although we expect our loved ones to be treated lovingly and kept safe during...
Typically, in the United States, a 100-bed nursing home reports at least 100 to 200 falls per year according to the National Institutes of Health.
Nursing home abuse happens more often than many people realize. On a routine basis, Florida families and individuals throughout the country place their elderly loved ones in the care of assisted living facilities and nursing homes. However, Ft. Myers personal injury attorneys like Randall Spivey have said that "nursing home neglect and abuse is becoming a serious problem in Florida."
A grim reminder of nursing home abuse was in the news last week. The Orlando Sentinel reported on October 30, 2014 about the nursing home abuse of a Winter Haven, Florida Alzheimer's patient. The Winter Haven police reported that when a son saw bruises on his father, he set up a hidden camera.
When a family member makes the decision to put an individual in a nursing home, he or she expects that facility to take the best care possible of his or her loved one. However, as the Fort Myers personal injury lawyers at the Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. know, receiving good care is not always at the top of facility owners' minds.
The fire January 23, 2014 in a Quebec, Canada nursing home where 35 people are missing and feared dead , is a wakeup call for all of us. Although an investigation is underway, it is reported by Bloomberg Business Week that the facility only had a sprinkling system in part of the building.
Making the decision to leave a loved one in the care of a nursing home is not an easy choice for many individuals. Still, many people, and sometimes the elderly themselves, find moving to a nursing home to be the best option based on their particular needs. There are many well-run nursing homes that abide by state standards and laws; however, unfortunately, there are many facilities in Florida that violate the law.
With close to one quarter of Florida's population age 60 and above, the use of nursing homes and assisted living facilities will be on the rise. Florida Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse Attorney reminds us that nursing home or assisted living facility residents have rights protected by law.
Choosing the right 'next home' for a loved one is an important, difficult and often stressful decision.