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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 Neglect: How Do We Prevent Harm and Protect Florida’s Elderly Population?

Nursing home neglect in the south, specifically in Florida, has risen in the last decade. Anywhere a large population of senior citizens make up the demographic, the chance of becoming susceptible to nursing home abuse and neglect rises. Seniors choose to spend their golden years in Florida for our warm weather and beautiful beaches; the thought of spending life’s later years in a nursing home should not come with the added worry that neglect, assault, or abuse is a possibility.