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Nursing home staffing levels in Florida

Nursing homes play a critical role in our society. When family members are incapable of caring for their elderly loved ones, they often turn to these institutions for help. It is hoped that nursing homes and their staff will be adequately trained and perform their duties in a way that furthers residents' health and safety. Many nursing homes are successful in doing this. Yet, still too many operate in a way that is negligent, causing perhaps our most vulnerable Floridians to be exposed to a significant risk of harm and death.

Ford Dean & Rotundo stands up to negligent nursing homes

Nursing homes play an important role in our society. They provide vital care to our elderly loved ones, oftentimes when family members are unable to provide that care themselves. Though these homes should provide peace of mind and safe, healthy, caring environments, all too often they do not. Mistakes, carelessness and intentional acts and omissions can leave a nursing home resident at risk of harm that could lead to long-term consequences and, potentially, death.

Examining nursing home neglect damages

Victims of nursing home neglect and nursing home abuse can experience a wide array of emotions. They may be angered, confused, depressed and stressed about their future. Many of these emotions arise out of the physical and emotional pain and suffering caused to the victim, as well as the realities of having to find a way to pay for unexpected and undeserved medical expenses. Perhaps one of the best ways to ease the burden of these aftereffects is to file a nursing home neglect lawsuit, seeking compensation for damages caused.

A lawsuit may help rectify nursing home neglect damages

Last week's blog post discussed medication in nursing homes. It's a tragic reality that far too many nursing home employees are negligent when it comes to administering medication, which can be injurious for residents. Whether an individual is given the wrong medication, the wrong dosage or is not given medication at all, the results can be severely harmful and even fatal. So, what should those who have been harmed by nursing home neglect do to ease their pain and suffering?

Over-medication can harm nursing home residents

The staff members at nursing homes carry a big responsibility. Thousands of families in Florida entrust these institutions with the comfort and care of their elderly loved ones. Nursing homes should competently provide their residents with the supervision, nutrition and medical care they need. This, however, does not always occur. Instead, far too often nursing home neglect takes over, putting residents at serious risk of harm or death.

Dehydration and nursing homes

Nursing home service providers have a lot of responsibilities. They must ensure that residents are properly monitored, that they receive their medications in the right dosage and at the right times, and that they are adequately fed. Though these issues are often addressed, there is another matter that is often overlooked: dehydration.

We fight to hold negligent nursing homes accountable

We tend to trust nursing homes. So much so, that we often choose to give them the responsibility of providing vital care to our elderly loved ones. Yet, as was discussed in last week's blog, sometimes these institutions provide nothing more than a nightmare. Under staffing, lack of training, failure to properly monitor and medication errors are just a handful of the numerous ways that nursing home residents can be put at risk of harm. Nursing home abuse, too, can arise in our state's nursing homes.

Florida nursing home placed on state and federal watch lists

In an attempt to ensure resident safety, Florida has imposed significant regulations on nursing homes. They also keep track of which facilities are abiding by the rules and those that are not, therefore putting innocent residents at risk of harm. Following which nursing homes are safe and which are not can be an effective way of determining where you or your elderly loved one should reside.

Florida LPNs and the nursing home supervisor role

Nursing homes play a vital role in Florida. When our elderly loved ones become incapable of caring for them and we are not in a position to care for them, they may be placed in a nursing home. It is hoped that these institutions will provide their residents with the attention and care they need and deserve. Far too often, though, innocent nursing home residents are subjected to neglect and abuse.

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