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3 charged in connection with nursing home death

Assisted living facilities are there to make sure people who need help with their own care can get it. The majority of nursing homes employ sufficient numbers of professional clinical staff to provide a good quality of care, but the workload can be enough to push facilities below an acceptable standard of care.

Criminal charges follow neglect in nursing homes

Assisted living is a big business in Florida. The Sunshine State has the highest average population and the largest number of senior citizens in the country, and many of our elder family and friends need a little extra help keeping their lives safe and happy.

Florida nursing home sued by a patient's wife

The age group of Americans above the age of 65 is growing, and the need for health care for senior citizens is growing with it. Most aging people need assistance with taking care of their needs at some point, and assisted-living facilities are one of the easiest ways to make sure seniors stay safe.

Hidden cameras gather evidence in Florida nursing homes

Elder abuse and neglect are chronic problems among those who care for our country's senior citizens as they require more support for their health and lifestyle. Although occurrences may be rare, exact figures are difficult to get due to the lack of reporting.

Investigations of nursing home abuse raise questions

Florida has an ever-growing population of senior citizens, as elderly Americans and Canadians discover the warm climate and pleasant surroundings. Thousands of Floridians over the age of 65 rely on assistance to keep up their health care and safety.

Nursing home reviewed after guest injury and death

Millions of Americans rely on nursing homes and their caregivers to ensure the safety and health of our elderly friends and relatives. This is certainly true in Florida, home to millions of senior citizens who often require specialized medication and care to reduce pain and stay active. Betrayal of the trust that nursing homes assume for residents can be painful and damaging.

Find the risk factors for elder abuse and neglect

The abuse of patients and residents in nursing homes and long-term care facilities can cause major physical, psychological and financial problems to victims of abuse and their families. These problems and their causes are often unnoticed and underreported, as the isolated nature of assisted living and senior life can hide them.

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