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Falls kill about 1,800 U.S. nursing home residents annually

Placing an elderly loved one in a Florida assisted living facility or nursing home is rarely easy. However, you probably do so while believing that he or she will receive more comprehensive care while living there than you or other friends or family members could reasonably provide. If your elderly loved one also suffers from mobility issues, which is quite common among older Americans, it may concern you to know just how frequently assisted living facility and nursing home residents fall and ultimately succumb to their injuries.

Why don't the elderly report abuse or neglect?

If you have a loved one who needs help from an assisted-living facility, the last thing you want to find out is that they've been a victim of neglect or abuse. When you choose an assisted-living property for your loved one, you assume that the people there will care for them as if they're family.

Risk factors of nursing home abuse

It is a sad reality that elder abuse can happen to anyone, including nursing home residents. Everyone hopes that the staff members will provide proper care and keep patients safe. But abuse in these institutions is far too common. The World Health Organization says that two in three staffers at long-term care facilities report committing abuse in the past year.

A wrongful-death lawsuit holds a nursing home accountable

Nursing home abuse and neglect are two things that you never want to have to deal with. When you entrust your loved one's care to another party, you expect that they will provide fair services to your loved ones and help when it's needed. After all, that's what nurses and providers are paid to do.

Can you recognize assisted-living abuse or neglect?

In an assisted-living facility, most residents won't need as much help as elders in nursing homes or similar medical facilities. Most assisted-living facility residents can do some tasks on their own, but they may need help with others. For example, your mom or dad might be able to get around well, but they may struggle to remember to take medications on time or to clean as well as they used to.

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