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Understaffing is the Root Cause of Harm in Florida Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities.
Inadequate staffing in Florida assisted living facilities and nursing homes has devastating effects on the lives of our vulnerable elderly parents, grandparents, husbands and wives. Understaffing, poor training, and inadequate supervision often leads to:
- Bed Sores & Pressure Ulcers
- Medication Errors & Misuse
- Bowel Impactions
- Scabies, Pests & Other Dangers
- Choking & Aspiration Pneumonia
- Asphyxiation; Bedrails & Other Items
- Wandering From the Facility
- Malnutrition & Dehydration
- Physical, Mental & Sexual Abuse
- Falls & Fractures
- Poor Hygiene & Loss of Dignity
- Delay of Emergency Medical Care
- Failure to Follow Doctor’s Orders
- Left to Lie in Feces & Urine
- And Many Other Forms of Harm…
Uncovering the Truth…
Nursing home corporations must follow important safety rules but often fail to do so. In 1987, President Reagan signed the Federal Nursing Home Reform Act into law. This important law requires nursing home corporations to abide by specific requirements to prevent abuse and neglect, provide sufficient staffing, prevent bed sores, and make sure that residents receive enough food and water to survive. The fact is that nursing home operators consciously and deliberately disregard these safety rules with the aim of achieving higher profits. The quickest way they see to making more money is by cutting back on nursing home staffing, training and supervision. When a nursing home or assisted living facility knows that a resident needs certain care, but fails to provide that care, that constitutes ABUSE under the law.
When caught in the act by the Florida agency that licenses and regulates them, these nursing home operators usually receive a mere slap on the wrist…. A fine of a few thousand dollars; though fines are relatively rare. Consequently, understaffing a facility and the problems that result, including the harm and the lives lost, become an acceptable “cost of doing business” to the nursing home industry. You can help to shine a light on that truth.
Respect, Dignity, Justice … What will the Future of Elder Care in America Look Like?
In effect, the only real deterrent to prevent assisted living facility and nursing home abuse and neglect and to force this industry to permanently change is YOU. Through the pursuit of accountability and justice by taking civil action in our Florida courts, it is possible to turn the tide and force this industry to follow the safety rules that exist to protect our most vulnerable citizens. Take action now and call me, Florida ALF and Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyer, James Keim, to discuss your concerns during a free, confidential consultation at (844) 485-7600. We handle cases in Florida with a focus on those assisted living facilities and nursing homes located in Sarasota, Charlotte, Manatee, Desoto, and Lee Counties.
Nursing Home and Assisted Living Residents Often Face Dangers While Eating – What You Need to Know about Dysphagia
Nursing Home and Assisted Living Residents Often Face Dangers While Eating - Why? Nursing home and assisted living residents often face dangers while eating because a large percentage of them suffer from an eating disorder known as dysphagia, and the corporations that...
Life Care Center of Sarasota Cited with Deficiencies June 1, 2018 by Florida Investigators Life Care Center of Sarasota is an 120 bed nursing home located at 8104 Tuttle Avenue, Sarasota, Florida. On June 1, 2018, investigators with the Florida Agency for Healthcare...
Lamplight Inn Assisted Living Facility Fort Myers Cited January 5, 2018 Lamplight Inn assisted living facility Fort Myers was cited on January 5, 2018 at the conclusion of an investigation following multiple complaints. As a Florida assisted living facility abuse...
Springwood Center Nursing Home in Sarasota Cited March 20, 2018 Springwood Center nursing home is a for-profit 120 bed facility located at 4602 Northgate Court, Sarasota, FL 34234. As a Sarasota nursing home abuse lawyer, I frequently review the public inspections...
Florida Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer, James Keim, concentrates his practice on nursing home neglect and abuse, assisted living facility neglect and abuse, and elder abuse in Florida and primarily on Florida’s Gulf Coast and inland counties, including Pinellas, Hillsborough, Polk, Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee and Collier Counties, with a focus on nursing home and assisted living facilities located in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bradenton, Sarasota, Venice, North Port, Englewood, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Fort Myers, and Naples. Florida Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer, James Keim, is available for a personal, confidential and free consultation throughout Florida. Call today to inquire about your rights in holding a nursing home or assisted living facility accountable for negligence, neglect or abuse in Florida or to discuss your nursing home complaints. All cases are handled on a contingency fee and cost basis – you pay no fee unless and until we win, at which time, fees and costs are simply deducted from the settlement, award or verdict. Our office is located at 4140 Woodmere Park Boulevard, Suite 4, Venice, Florida 34293.
Please call us at (941) 485-7600.