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Florida is the mecca of assisted living facilities, independent living facilities and retirement living. Many seniors end up in long term care facilities as they age and children living out of state hope that these facilities care for their loved ones. Unfortunately this is not always the case.
Many children are faced with trying to figure out if what they being told is true and are their elderly parents being mistreated. This is actually more common then one would hope for.
There is perhaps no greater injustice than nursing home abuse, or assisted living facility neglect. Elderly residents are among the most vulnerable victims; they are often frightened and unable to protect themselves or speak up about the abuse. If they do speak up, they are often ignored. Nursing homes can be poorly operated, which results in thousands of injuries, and deaths, each year because of neglect, misconduct and abuse.
Some common nursing home injuries include:
Nurse and physician and CNA negligence
Injuries resulting from inadequate staff and improper training
Medication errors and malpractice
Bedsores and pressure ulcers
Dehydration and malnutrition
Injuries from falling or from improper transportation
Physical and sexual abuse
Assisted Living Facility Injuries We Have Seen Include:
The elderly in an assisted living resident requires less care than is required in nursing homes.
Wandering off or getting locked out overnight
Falling accidents are one of the most frequent injuries including into the swimming pool.
Bed sores are a common problem
Malnutrition and dehydration due to adequate food ingestion
Undiagnosed illness or infection
If you feel your loved one has been abused, neglected, gotten injured or died due to inadequate care call the Law Office of J Scott Gunn PA