Speaking Out Against Nursing Home Abuse
Abuse and neglect in your loved one’s nursing home is something that no one wants to see. The best way to combat these unsafe environments is to make sure that the liable parties see consequences for their actions, and you can make that happen with the help of a skilled attorney.
At Ford, Dean & Rotundo, P.A., we are committed to representing the needs of the elders in the Miami community. Our lawyers have secured millions of dollars in settlements for them in the nearly 50 years our Florida lawyers have been fighting for our clients. In that time, we have learned how anyone can make nursing home abuse known.
Reporting Abuse Or Neglect To Nursing Home Management
If you see someone suffering from abuse or neglect in a nursing home, the first thing you should do is report it to the staff at the nursing home. The staff at the home should also be reporting these instances to management. Management should see that every report of abuse gets a proper investigation as well. If you do not believe that the staff at a nursing home is not taking your report seriously, you can escalate your report to the next authority in the matter.
Reporting Nursing Home Abuse Or Neglect To The AHCA
Every nursing home is required to report any complaint of abuse or neglect to the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). However, if you suspect that the staff at a nursing home will not properly report the complaint of abuse or neglect, any member of the public also has the ability to file a report on their own. When clients come to us about these matters, our attorneys take it upon themselves to file the report so that our clients do not have to.
Reporting Abuse Or Neglect To A Nursing Home Attorney
If you want to be sure that your concerns of abuse or neglect are properly reported, come to our office for the help you need. No matter what stage of the reporting process you are in, our attorneys can help. If you have just discovered what may be abuse against your loved one or you have already tried to report it, they can review your options, take the necessary steps and even investigate your claim, if necessary.
If You See Something, Say Something
If you believe that your loved one or someone else at a nursing home is the victim of abuse or neglect, contact our team immediately. Call us at 305-670-2000 or email us here to schedule your initial consultation and take the first step in protecting the elderly today.