Category: Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse
Nursing Home Oversight Inspections May Be ReducedMarch 20, 2020 | Category: Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse
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.
Not All Florida Nursing Homes Are Generator CompliantMarch 6, 2020 | Category: Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse
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.
Patient Lift and Transfer Injuries in Nursing HomesFebruary 5, 2020 | Category: Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse
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.
What Laws Protect Florida Nursing Home Residents?January 2, 2020 | Category: Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse
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.
Elder Abuse in Long-Term Care SettingsDecember 9, 2019 | Category: Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse
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.
Florida Nursing Home Negligence Leads to Resident DeathNovember 14, 2019 | Category: Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse
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.
Florida Nursing Home Employees Charged in AccidentSeptember 23, 2019 | Category: Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse
As we entered the 2019 hurricane season on June 1, 2019, about half of nursing homes and assisted living facilities were not in compliance with recent legislation on generators, according to the Naples Daily News.
5 Signs of Nursing Home/Assisted Living NeglectAugust 26, 2019 | Category: Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse
NBC investigators found there were allegations of negligence at a major nursing home chain.
U.S. Senators Release Secret List of Troubled Nursing HomesJune 21, 2019 | Category: Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse
For years, the federal government has kept the names of close to 400 poor-functioning nursing homes under wraps. These nursing homes had a “persistent record of poor care.”
Are Florida Nursing Homes Ready for Hurricane Season?June 12, 2019 | Category: Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse
Hurricane season officially started on Saturday, June 1 and runs through November 30. After Hurricane Irma in 2017, many Florida nursing homes and assisted living facilities were found to be woefully inadequate in providing safe environments for their residents. Many facilities still are not meeting Florida’s mandate for backup power.