Category: Nursing Home Abuse



How to Know If a Florida Nursing Home Is Neglecting Your Loved One
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How to Know If a Florida Nursing Home Is Neglecting Your Loved One

 

When Hurricane Irma blasted Florida, 10 elderly patients in a Hollywood nursing home died after air conditioning was unavailable for three days.

 

According a report by the Orlando Sentinel, a hospital is located just across the street from that nursing home – the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills. The hospital was fully functioning after the hurricane passed. The nursing home said it used ice, fans, coolers, and other methods to keep residents comfortable while the air conditioning was off, but they never even attempted to ask the hospital for help.…

Nursing Home Neglect: What to Do If a Loved One Is Victimized
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Nursing Home Neglect: What to Do If a Loved One Is Victimized

Making the decision to put your loved one into a nursing home can be heartbreaking. But it’s often necessary to do if you want them to continue enjoying a higher quality of life.

 

Adjusting while in the first few weeks of living in the nursing home is similar to adjusting to any new environment – it can be uncomfortable for them and for you. Sometimes, though, they are experiencing more than mere discomfort.

 

While this may not be your first thought when sending your loved one to a nursing home, it is important to realize that neglect does happen.…

5 Types of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
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5 Types of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

 

 

While most facilities are staffed by honest and compassionate caregivers, a small portion of senior citizens experience abuse within the walls of their facility or home.

 

According to statistics from the CDC, every year, hundreds of thousands of adults over the age of 60 are abused, neglected, or financially exploited. But the number of seniors who actually experience maltreatment is difficult to gauge, and there are likely many incidents that go unreported. Why? Because victims may be unable – or too afraid – to report the incidents to authorities, friends, and family members.…

Nursing Homes Need to Take Psychological Abuse Seriously
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Nursing Homes Need to Take Psychological Abuse Seriously

There have been a lot of stories over the past several years about how much abuse goes on in nursing homes around the country, and most people are well aware of the fact that many of our seniors are getting mistreated.

 

But that doesn’t mean you really understand how bad things are. The National Center for Elder Abuse has compiled studies showing that anywhere from 7.6 to 10 percent of all seniors have suffered from abuse. Worse, various studies estimate that only one incident of abuse is reported for every 14 to 24 that occur.…

Most Common Types of Nursing Home Abuse
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Most Common Types of Nursing Home Abuse

 

As America’s population ages, more and more elderly people are moving into these nursing homes. These facilities are supposed to provide residents with the medical care, daily assistance, and social environment that they need to live comfortably, but unfortunately, far too many residents experience neglect and abuse in these settings.

 

Research conducted in 2000 by the National Center on Elder Abuse revealed that almost half (44%) of more than 2,000 nursing home residents had suffered some form of abuse, and an astounding 95% had either been neglected or seen someone being neglected in their nursing home.…

OFFICE LOCATION AND SERVICE AREAS

 

The Injury Law Firm of South Florida handles cases throughout Florida from their Fort Lauderdale office. Here is a list of some of the counties and cities we serve:

Martin County

Jensen Beach, Jupiter, Stuart Sewall’s, Point Ocean, Breeze Park.

St. Lucie County

Fort Pierce, Port St Lucie.

Lee County

Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Estero, East Dunbar, Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel.

Palm Beach County

West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, and throughout the greater Palm Beach area.

Broward County

Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Hallandale, Pembroke Pines, Hallandale Beach, Pompano Beach, Deerfield Beach, Weston, Miramar, Plantation, Sunrise, Coral Springs and throughout the greater Broward area.

Miami-Dade County

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Collier County