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Florida's Nursing Home Staff Shortage Critical to Resident Safety

September 27, 2021 | Category: Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse | Share

The state health care association confirms roughly 71,000 people are living in Florida’s 700 nursing homes, which have an average of 85 percent occupancy.

FL Nursing Home Staff Shortage Critical to Resident SafetyLeading Age represents a consortium of care providers in Florida. The organization says there are dire staffing shortages. Some nursing homes may have to stop admitting people if they cannot meet direct care requirements for residents.

Nursing home facilities must have a minimum of 120 hours of care per day by licensed nurses and a minimum of three licensed nurses on hand at any point in time, according to the Florida Health Care Association.

The safety of our Florida nursing home residents is of the utmost importance. Nursing homes are replacing skilled nursing home staff with less skilled employees because the skilled nursing staff has either left their positions or is unable to work.

Understaffing is one of the biggest factors that lead to nursing home abuse and neglect. When a nursing home is understaffed, residents receive less attention, meaning they are more likely to get hurt by falling, dehydration, malnutrition, bedsores, or inappropriate medication.

The National Institutes of Health says, “The dangers of understaffing have been common knowledge in the U.S. nursing home industry since the 1980s.”

If a nursing home resident is seriously injured, it is imperative to call 911 immediately. After seeking medical attention for an injured loved one, contact the experienced Fort Myers Nursing Home Abuse Attorney, Randall Spivey of Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. He has the compassion and expertise to achieve the best possible settlement or verdict you deserve. There are no costs or attorney fees until the firm receives a monetary recovery for you, and we are available to assist you 24/7.



Fort Myers Nursing Home Abuse Attorney  Randall L. Spivey is a Board Certified Trial Attorney – the highest recognition for competence bestowed by the Florida Bar and a distinction earned by just one percent (1%) of Florida attorneys.  He has handled over 2,000 personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout Florida.  For a free and confidential consultation to discuss your legal rights, contact  Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., in Lee County at 239.337.7483 or toll-free at 1.888.477.4839, or by email to  Visit for more information.  You can contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. in Charlotte County at 941.764.7748 and in Collier County at 239.793.7748.





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