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Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing Homes Can Have Several Signs That Indicate They Have a High Risk of Possible Neglect. With age comes a host of issues that one must one contend with. Most turn to nursing homes to provide the necessary care needed for those too old to manage these issues. Unfortunately, there…

Florida is home to a large population of retirees. Characteristically, elderly individuals rely on family, friends, and service providers for care and support. They may require support while living at home or after taking up residence in a nursing facility. Because of their increased dependence on others, they are at…

Elder abuse is shockingly widespread. According to the National Council on Aging, about 10 percent of Americans over 60 years old have been victims of elder abuse. But the lack of reporting is almost equally shocking. Only one out of every 14 cases are reported to law enforcement officials—a figure…

Understanding How Elders Suffer Abuse Trusting an elderly loved one to the care of someone else is never easy. Caregivers for the elderly can lose your trust when your loved one begins to exhibit signs of possible abuse. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) defines elder abuse as an intentional…

Statistics generated by government oversight reveal that nursing home abuse is a serious and persistent problem in the Sunshine State. Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) oversees compliance with federal and state laws about nursing care facilities in Florida that accept Medicare and Medicaid (which comprise all but about…

Elder Nursing Home Resident Sexual Assault and Abuse It’s difficult enough being a caretaker, and it’s even more difficult to entrust the care of your loved one to another when you realize you can’t do it yourself. You can go through every review, interview the nursing home director, and take…

Florida Nursing Home Restraint Injury Lawsuits Ensuring that the residents of a nursing home are cared for is a surprisingly difficult undertaking for those charged with maintaining their wellbeing. The elderly present a unique set of challenges for caregivers that must cater to a variety of needs that can be…

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Caused Infections The elderly residents of nursing homes are often faced with living under the constant shadow of certain dangerous health issues that can strike at any moment. The older the human body gets, the easier it gets for parts of it to break, deteriorate,…