Category: Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse
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.