Assisted living facilities have weighty responsibilities when it comes to creating a safe and healthy environment for vulnerable residents. They must comply with strict legal standards that outline the level of care residents should receive.
These facilities differ from nursing homes in that their residents often don't require such a high level of care. Nonetheless, they still may require assistance with basic daily needs such as getting dressed, taking baths, preparing meals and using the bathroom. Many also need intensive supervision because of memory impairments or cognitive disorders. Assisted living facilities must ensure that all residents are properly cared for at all times.
The administrators of these facilities also have a duty to determine whether they can realistically meet the needs of residents. Sadly, instead of doing the right thing and referring residents to a hospital or better equipped care facility, many will venture in over their heads. They end up taking on patients whose needs require more intensive care than they can provide — just to fill a bed and bill the family for it.
Bedsores are a serious problem in assisted living facilities. If the sores become severe enough — Stage III or IV — the facility is required by law to transfer the patient to a hospital. Failure to do so amounts to negligence.
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Has your loved one suffered from abuse, mistreatment or neglect in a Florida assisted living facility? At Ford, Dean & Rotundo, P.A., our lawyers have established a nationwide reputation for pursuing justice on behalf of victims and their families. Located in the Miami area, we handle these cases across Florida.
Our attorneys share a fierce dedication to holding wrongdoers accountable. We believe that by obtaining maximum compensation for our clients, we help them get closure while also forcing these facilities to take responsibility for their abusive and neglectful actions.
We are proud of our record of success. We have not only helped many victims obtain full compensation for their injuries, but also brought closure to their suffering and restored dignity to their lives.
With more than 40 years of experience in this complex area of law, we know what it takes to get justice in these cases.
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If your loved one has suffered from abuse or neglect as a resident in an assisted living facility, arrange a free consultation by calling 305-670-2000. You won't have to pay anything out of pocket when you hire us to stand beside you.