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Is Nursing Home Abuse/Neglect Increasing?

March 26, 2021 | Category: Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse | Share

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) reported there is a bad trend in Florida nursing homes because of a lack of infection control and adequate staffing.

Is Nursing Home abuse/Neglect Increasing?In November 2020, the Associated Press (AP) reported on a 75-year-old retired truck driver who became so malnourished and dehydrated that he dropped to 98 pounds and looked to his son like he’d been in a concentration camp. Septic shock suggested an untreated urinary infection; E. coli in his body hinted at poor hygiene, and aspiration pneumonia indicated he likely choked on his food when he was not helped with meals. Nursing home watchdogs have received reports of residents left with bedsores as well as suffering from starvation and/or thirst.

"When we entrust our loved ones into the care of nursing homes or assisted living facilities, we expect them to have good care. However, often they are mistreated, abused, and neglected. Our Fort Myers nursing home abuse attorneys know this is a serious problem in our state,” said Fort Myers Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Randall Spivey of Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports there are different types of abuse and/or misconduct imposed on nursing home and assisted living residents that include physical, emotional, sexual, neglect, and abandonment.

The Florida Department of Health has set forth guidelines for nursing home care. Attorney Spivey says, “Under state law, a nursing home must have at least one doctor, a dietician, and a nurse available, all of whom must be qualified per the legal requirements of the state. Staff is also required to pass criminal background checks under state standards and regulations."

“Should your loved one be abused while in the care of a nursing home or assisted living facility, please call Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. immediately at (888) 477-4839. We represent people involved in numerous types of personal injury and wrongful death accidents throughout the state of Florida. All of our clients have unique personal injury cases. Our firm provides personal contact and communication along with aggressive representation in assisting clients in receiving compensation to which they are entitled. We are available 24/7, and there are no costs or attorney fees until we receive a monetary recovery for you,” said Fort Myers Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Randall Spivey.


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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