Category: Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse
The Holidays Are A Perfect Time to Check On Loved OnesDecember 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 PatientsNovember 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.
First Of Its Kind Nursing Home Abuse Study ReleasedJuly 8, 2015 | Category: Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse
The first study of its kind was released in November 2014 by the Gerontological Society of America in Washington D.C. This study provides insight into the lives of close to 1.4 million nursing home residents in the United States.
Reducing Nursing Home Injuries: New Study Shows Impact-Absorbent Floors May HelpMay 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.
Nursing Home Selection - Be InformedFebruary 11, 2015 | Category: Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse
Selecting the right nursing home may not be an easy task, but there are sources which can help you.
Dehydration and Malnutrition: A Serious Problem in Nursing HomesFebruary 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 Falls Are PreventableJanuary 14, 2015 | Category: Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse
Typically, in the United States, a 100-bed nursing home reports at least 100 to 200 falls per year according to the National Institutes of Health.
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."
Need to Choose a Nursing Home? Choose CarefullyNovember 10, 2014 | Category: Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse
A grim reminder of nursing home abuse was in the news last week. The Orlando Sentinel reported on October 30, 2014 about the nursing home abuse of a Winter Haven, Florida Alzheimer's patient. The Winter Haven police reported that when a son saw bruises on his father, he set up a hidden camera.
Reducing Injuries In Nursing Homes: Study Shows Many Nursing Home Accidents Are PreventableMay 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.