Category: Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse
Every year, hundreds of thousands of adults older than 60 are neglected, abused, or financially exploited while family members have difficulty checking on their loved ones because they are not in the same location, according to a Fort Myers nursing home abuse lawyer.
Fort Myers Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Randall L. Spivey Recently Won a Judgment Against a Lee County Nursing HomeSeptember 3, 2020 | Category: Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse
Fort Myers Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Randall L. Spivey recently won a judgment against a Lee County nursing home for the wrongful death of a loving father in the care of the nursing home.
A Fort Myers nursing home abuse attorney says the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) reports that roughly 95 percent of nursing home residents have been neglected.
According to the National Institute on Aging (NIA), 1 in 10 elders suffer from some type of abuse every year. However, the signs of elder abuse often go unreported and abusers are not punished.
June marks the beginning of Florida’s hurricane season. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and the start of hurricane season, our thoughts are with our loved ones in nursing homes and assisted living facilities who have been sheltering in place since mid-March with no visitors.
The quality of care in nursing homes and other living facilities is critical to preventing and treating pressure sores. These sores develop if an immobile person is not turned, positioned correctly, and given good nutrition and skin care.
There is mounting pressure from the public to increase transparency about COVID-19 in nursing homes and long-term care facilities across the United States.
At least 169 of Florida’s 748 COVID-19 deaths were related to infections in 303 long-term care facilities.
The focus on COVID-19 in nursing homes and long-term care facilities continues to heighten across the country as the resident death rate is still growing exponentially. More than 400 deaths have been reported in Florida nursing homes, nearly 30% of the total deaths in the state.
The News-Press reported on Saturday, April 25, 2020 that 1-in-3 COVID-19 deaths in Southwest Florida are linked to nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and long-term care facilities.