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Archive: Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing Home Abuse: What Should I Do?

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What do I do if I suspect my loved one is being abused? Everyone has known someone, whether it be an elderly grandparent or a family friend, who was placed in a nursing home at some point during their lives….

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Injuries to Florida Nursing Home Residents

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It should come as no surprise to you that Florida boasts the highest population of senior citizens in the United States. In fact, of all age groups in Florida, seniors age 65 and over make up the highest percentage of…

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Injuries Suffered by Neglected Nursing Home Residents

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Nursing home negligence and abuse statistics are on the rise throughout the United States, including in the state of Florida. Current statistics show that more than half of all Florida nursing home abuse cases involve some kind of neglect. If…

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Negligent Hiring and Supervision in Nursing Homes can Lead to Injuries

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Employers always need to find the right people for the job, especially when that job is providing care to the elderly or to children. To that end, there are very strict staffing procedures in place that are designed to ensure…

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Steps to Take If You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse

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Nursing home abuse can come in a variety of forms and manifest itself differently in each situation. Types of nursing home abuse can include, physical, emotional or financial abuse. It is vital that family members stay vigilant when it comes…

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Types of Nursing Home Abuse

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According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA),1 1 in 10 older adults have been subjected to elder abuse and estimates indicate that as many as 5 million elders are abused each year. In addition, the results of one study…

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How Criminal Charges Can Help After Intentional Nursing Home Assault

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Nursing home abuse is a fairly broad category that encompasses a wide variety of behaviors, from negligence to intentional abuse. Some of the most serious examples of nursing home abuse are intentional acts, where someone you trust to take care…

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Can a Nursing Home be Liable for Harm Caused by Employees?

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The answer to the above question is, generally, yes. Nursing homes can be liable for harm caused by their employees because of the legal doctrine of respondeat superior (Latin for, “let the master answer”). This doctrine holds that a company…

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Elder Abuse Leads to Unfortunate Death

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In late January 2013, Eleanor Buckingham, a resident at a continuing care retirement community operated by Brookdale Senior Living, died of sepsis while in the community‚Äôs care. The facility, which changed its name from Emeritus at Santa Rosa to Brookdale…

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Florida Supreme Court Decides Nursing Home Injury Lawsuit is not Bound by Arbitration Agreement

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When elderly parents can no longer live independently, many families decide that a nursing home can provide the best care. But what happens when a Florida nursing home endangers its residents by not providing adequate care or not monitoring employees…

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