Nursing homes exist to give the elderly the attention and care families are unable to provide. Unfortunately, all too often these institutions fail to live up to expectations by failing to perform their duties. When nursing home neglect like this occurs, serious injuries or death can result. A recent case illustrates the tragedy of nursing home neglect, and Miami residents should take note.
Last year an investigation found that since 2002 Florida assisted living facilities caused the deaths of at least 70 people by abuse and neglect. This sparked outrage for advocates looking to punish the offenders so a governor-appointed task force was put together to identify specific protections for people who reside in nursing home facilities and develop legislation to help protect them.