One reason why many seniors move into South Florida nursing homes is they need to live in an environment that does not have fall hazards. In addition to having safety equipment and measures in place to prevent falls, nursing homes must have a proper staff-to-senior ratio. Not all residents can get in and out of their beds, chairs and tubs without assistance.
Gaps in information about the quality of services provided by assisted living facilities formed the focus of a recent government report. While researchers acknowledge that ALF care can be compassionate and of high quality, the report states that the government lacks “even basic information” about assisted living care. This leads to the question of whether increased reporting requirements should be established.
Prescription medicines enable many seniors to live healthy, active and longer lives. It also enables them to avoid serious health complications from existing medical conditions.
Social media gives people ways to interact with one another and share information. Unfortunately, sometimes people can abuse this privilege and infringe upon the rights and privacy of others.
When your elderly family member needs full-time assistance, you expect him or her to receive care, not harm. Yet, harm is the reality for many seniors in nursing homes and other types of adult care facilities, reveals the National Council on Aging.
Unfortunately, some care facilities do not uphold their duty to care for and protect the elderly residents that families entrust to them. Thankfully, families can make them pay for their infractions with negligence claims.