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Proposal Would Make It Easier for Nursing Home Residents to Sue for Negligence

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A dozen nursing home residents in Hollywood, Florida, died when the facility’s air conditioning failed during Hurricane Irma two months ago. The Broward County Medical Examiner’s Office officially ruled the tragedy a homicide after investigators found that facility staff delayed evacuating the residents to a nearby hospital. But according to an editorial published in… Read More »

The High Cost of Financial Elder Abuse During the Holidays

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No matter which way you look at it, nursing home abuse is a deplorable act, as it targets one of the most vulnerable demographics of our nation. Unfortunately, it is problem that is growing at an embarrassingly swift rate, and despite sincere efforts to put an end to it, elder abuse is hard to… Read More »

Antipsychotics Are Overused in Florida Nursing Homes

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According to the Certification and Survey Provider Enhanced Reporting (CASPER), an increasing amount of nursing home residents are given antipsychotic drugs without any proper diagnosis to warrant such treatment. At the date of the report, 26 percent of all nursing home residents were receiving antipsychotic drugs; more than 40 percent of patients with dementia… Read More »

Nursing Home Abuse is a Highly Prevalent Yet Underreported Problem in the U.S.

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According to a study conducted by the National Center of Elder Abuse in 2000, 44 percent of nursing home residents have been the victim of caregiver abuse, 95 percent have been either the victim or witness of neglect, and more than 50 percent of caregivers admitted to mistreating a patient at one point or… Read More »

Miami Nursing Home Chain Cited for Negligent Care

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The nursing home chain, Plaza Health Network, was ordered by a judge to pay $21.5 million to settle a case for defrauding Medicare and Medicaid. According to the Miami Herald, Plaza Health repeatedly violated state and federal regulations by providing negligent or inadequate care for its patients. The business operates seven nursing homes in… Read More »

Tampa Nursing Home Staff Arrested for Elder Abuse

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Two nursing home aides at a facility in Winter Haven are under arrest for elder abuse after being caught on tape repeatedly abusing a patient who was suffering from advanced Alzheimer’s. Yashika Zenobiaha Jones, 28, and Rose Dorlean Blaise, 35, were both hired at Palm Garden Nursing Home as certified nursing assistants. They were… Read More »

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