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What is Florida Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect?

Nursing home neglect occurs when anyone caring for the elderly causes harm to this vulnerable population. Shaked Law Firm explains nursing home neglect.

Nursing home abuse in Florida is rampant. This is because the state is home to a large senior citizen population. With the amount of seniors populating Florida and the lack of acceptable staffing in nursing homes, many elderly are finding themselves in a dangerous situation. Nursing home abuse and neglect prevention is possible. Proper staffing and regulations are necessary to ensure the safety of one of Florida's most vulnerable populations. What is Florida nursing home neglect? Neglect comes in many forms. It can happen any time, to any senior citizen in a nursing home. In Florida nursing homes, it often occurs during...

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Florida’s Nursing Homes Are Required to Keep the Elderly Safe

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Hurricane season is less than five months away. As much as we all hate the sound of those dire words, it’s important to prepare accordingly year round, especially if we have vulnerable family members such as grandparents or small children. We must be diligent in our preparations in the event of any natural disaster, especially when it comes to protecting the vulnerable elderly population. As Floridians, many of us native to the state, we’ve learned how to prepare our “just in case” supplies ahead of time and store them “for a rainy day”, hoping we won’t need to pull them out and use them.

Nursing Home Abuse: Florida’s Senior Population is Vulnerable

While visiting grandparents or elderly relatives at a nursing home or an assisted living facility, reminiscing and enjoying a meal or activity as a family, we want to know our loved one is receiving the best care. The last thing on our mind should be that someone could be causing an elderly loved one harm, neglecting them, abusing them, or that they’re suffering in any way at the hands of those assigned to care for them.

Nursing Home Abuse: The Reality of This Tragic Epidemic

Choosing a nursing home to care for our loved ones isn’t an easy decision to come to, and we trust that the choice we make will be one that keeps our parents or grandparents safe from harm. After all, most of the time the decision to place an elderly loved one in a nursing home is due to their inability to safely care for themselves anymore. As family members who care deeply for our loved ones it’s important that we prevent a situation where an elderly loved one can fall and sustain injuries such as broken bones or TBI.

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