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Category: Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse

The Holidays Are A Perfect Time to Check On Loved Ones

December 9, 2015 | Category: Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse

During the holidays, many of us are travelling to share time with relatives and friends. With all the hustle and bustle this time brings, it is important to remember our loved ones and friends in nursing, or assisted living, homes. Not only could this be a depressing time for them since they are separated from their normal routines, the care they receive with staff changing shifts and taking time off may not be of the highest quality.  

Nursing Home Liability for Dropped Patients

November 23, 2015 | Category: Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse

Nursing and assisted living facilities may have procedures and rules covering the transfer of patients from one location to another location. Sometimes the procedures are ignored or may be forgotten because staff members may be hurried, inexperienced, untrained, or negligent. With some facilities minimizing staff, reducing training and failing to purchase the necessary equipment for patient safety, accidents happen.

Reducing Nursing Home Injuries: New Study Shows Impact-Absorbent Floors May Help

May 12, 2015 | Category: Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse

Making the decision to place a loved one in a nursing home facility is often a difficult choice. Ft. Myers personal injury attorney Randall Spivey knows it is natural for family members and friends to be consumed by the task of selecting the right facility, particularly since area facilities offer different amenities and levels of care. Those seeking appropriate facilities are also concerned about how their loved one will be cared for, as well as his or her overall safety while there.

Dehydration and Malnutrition: A Serious Problem in Nursing Homes

February 3, 2015 | Category: Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse

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...

Nursing Home Abuse: When Should You Contact an Attorney?

December 2, 2014 | Category: Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse

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."

Reducing Injuries In Nursing Homes: Study Shows Many Nursing Home Accidents Are Preventable

May 20, 2014 | 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. 

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