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February 2015 Archives

Florida could see significant doctor shortage in years to come


All Floridians hope they can acquire excellent medical care when needed. They want, and rightly expect, their doctors and nurses to be readily available, adequately educated, and thoroughly trained. If these elements are met, then patients may receive excellent care that leaves them better off. Sometimes, though, errors occur that can leave a patient hurt. These incidences can happen when doctors and nurses are tired, inattentive, inexperienced, uneducated, or have poor decision-making skills. Unfortunately, Florida may be seeing more of these errors in the future.

What resources are available to help me choose a nursing home?


If you are a reader of this blog then you are probably well aware of the mishaps that can occur in nursing homes and how they can cause all kinds of injuries and, sometimes, death. Though it is critical to be aware of these dangers and what you can do to take legal action if you or a loved one is injured by nursing home neglect, it is also important for you to consider how you can prevent such a fate from befalling you and your loved ones.

The dangers of nursing home falls


Many things can go wrong in a nursing home. Unauthorized medication may be given to a resident, patients may be subjected to inadequate nutrition, employees may abuse residents and negligent monitoring may leave an individual susceptible to harm. All of these issues can be quite serious, placing innocent and vulnerable individuals in harm's way. Another major problem is nursing home falls, which can easily occur if a patient is not properly watched or given support.

Unauthorized medication in a nursing home can be deadly


Our blog often discusses how Floridians trust nursing homes to adequately care for their loved ones. "Adequate care" can encompass a lot of different areas. Proper monitoring, nutrition, and hygiene are certainly a part of adequate care, but so too is resident safety and accurate and appropriate administration of medication. Though this may seem simple and obvious, far too many institutions fail to live up to the standard imposed on them, and innocent individuals are left seriously injured.

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