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Tag Archives: Florida Nursing Home Neglect

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Nursing Home Abuse on the Rise in Florida

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Florida nursing homes have an obligation to their residents. Under Florida law, nursing homes must meet a specific standard of care, ensuring that they meet the basic needs of their seniors and maintain their quality of life. Homes are responsible for the actions of their staff and can be held liable in personal injury… Read More »

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Your Rights as a Nursing Home Resident in West Palm Beach, FL

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“Respect your elders.” This is something that most people are taught from a young age, yet, nursing home abuse continues to run rampant across the country, and especially in the state of Florida, as many elderly people choose to retire here. Sadly, elderly individuals are treated with neglect, lack of respect, and even violence… 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 Mayor Calls For More Nursing Home Oversight

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Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado recently gave opening remarks at a hearing concerning some of the growing issues facing nursing homes and other assisted living facilities in Miami and across the state of Florida. The mayor hopes the state legislature will pass a bill that would hold nursing home administrators accountable for the wellbeing of… Read More »

Investigation Reveals Miami Area Nursing Homes Committed Abuse, Paid Thousands In Federal Fines

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Analysis by a South Florida based new agency recently conducted a review of hundreds of Miami area nursing homes, focusing on reports of elder abuse and neglect, federal fines, and Medicare ratings. According to FloridaBulldog.org, a search of Medicare.gov’s nursing home grades revealed 10 nursing homes in the Miami area received the department’s lowest… 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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