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Nursing Home Abuse

Are Nursing Home’s Liable for Employee Caused Abuse and Neglect? 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…

Covid-19 Leads to Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse  The onslaught of Covid-19 upon the world has lead to a number of issues where institutions have buckled under the weight of quarantine restriction and the fallout of Covid-19 infection. It is no secret that the Covid-19 virus has disproportionately affected the…

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…

Determining Elder Abuse Risk Mary is a 70-year-old widow who lives at home. She has recently begun to rely on her 36-year-old nephew, who has recently moved into her house, for help in driving her and helping her do some activities of daily living (ADL), but she is still very…

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…