Category: Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse
Nearly every day, new reports are emerging regarding the growing number of COVID-19 outbreaks in nursing homes and long-term care facilities across the U.S. Why is it that these facilities are so vulnerable to this deadly virus? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, older adults and those with severe underlying medical conditions have a higher risk for developing serious complications from COVID-19.
Nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, and assisted living facilities present many problems during the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 is spreading rapidly across the United States. Camellia at Deerwood, a long-term care facility in Jacksonville, has had three COVID-19 fatalities.
Deaths from falls are increasing sharply among elderly Americans.
Two bills that would reduce inspections of troublesome nursing homes (Senate Bill I726 and House Bill 731) are making their way through Florida’s legislature.
In a December 2019 article, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reported that Florida’s nursing homes are still not 100 percent compliant with the Emergency Power Plan Generator Rule.
Often nursing home residents are unable to stand and/or walk by themselves. They require assistance from nursing home staff and even a Hoyer lift.
Until 1987 when the Nursing Home Reform Act was passed by Congress, nursing home care left residents vulnerable. The Act required virtually all nursing homes that received funding from Medicare or Medicaid to follow the federal nursing home standards.
During this holiday season, before you visit relatives and friends in long-term care facilities, it is important to be aware and recognize the various types of elder abuse and how to report it.
Golden Pond Communities settled a claim for negligence for the death of a Florida nursing home resident. The plaintiff claimed the defendant failed to properly supervise and care for a resident, leading to his death.