Category Archives: Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing Home Abuse Vs. Neglect
Florida residents expect that their loved ones will receive the best care possible in nursing homes. However, this is not always the case. Nursing home residents are often victims of abuse and neglect by poorly trained staff members. In fact, in 2020, three-quarters of staff members admitted to abusing residents. The elderly patients in… Read More »
Signs of Potential Elder Abuse
We have a large population of older people here in the Sunshine State and a continuing issue for both older people and their loved ones is choosing where they can spend their golden years. Many older people eventually spend time in long-term care facilities because of need, convenience, or a combination of the two…. Read More »
Florida Nursing Homes Still Don’t Have Required Generators
It’s been almost one year since 12 people died at a Hollywood nursing home after the facility failed to provide air conditioning. Even after new laws have been put into place, most facilities have failed to comply with the new requirements. Florida Representative Bob Cortes served on the Hurricane Response Subcommittee and reported that… Read More »
Is Your Loved One Being Cared for The Way They Deserve?
It’s never easy to place your loved one in a nursing home, but when we have no choice, we search for the place that they will receive the loving care that they deserve. We want our family to be cared for and safe, but unfortunately, nursing home neglect and abuse is more common than… Read More »
Florida is Not Doing Enough to Take Care of Seniors
Florida has one of the highest percentages in the United States of senior citizens, but studies show that the state is not taking care of them. After Hurricane Irma, “significant flaws in elder care and protocols and regulations” were unearthed, according to Action News Jax. Following the hurricane, a new rule was put in… Read More »
Is Your Loved One a Victim of Nursing Home Abuse?
Every day, there is another story in the news about nursing home workers who neglected or abused patients and how they may or may not face jail time for their heinous acts (or inactions). However, most people think, “that won’t ever happen to me.” Unfortunately, this is just not the case. Nursing home abuse… Read More »