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Category Archives: Nursing Home Abuse

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Who Is Legally Responsible for Nursing Home Abuse?

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

For some, residing in a nursing home has many advantages. A resident’s health issues are under constant surveillance, making it much easier to ensure the proper treatment and/or medication are taken. Additionally, the resident does not have to concern himself/herself about how to address his/her daily needs. Thus, at least with regard to some… Read More »

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Settling a Nursing Home Abuse Claim

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

Making the decision to transfer a loved one to the care of a nursing home is never easy. Many feel as though they are letting the family member down by turning him/her over to the care of the facility. In some cases, the patient himself/herself can get depressed, as they realize that they are… Read More »

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Lack of Oversight in Nursing Home Neglect Cases

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

Nursing home residents often have to rely on others for basic needs. Fortunately, many nursing homes realize this and do what they can to ensure the emotional and physical well-being of their residents. However, some do not, and, in fact, neglect their residents, allowing them to suffer injury and death. If this occurs, retaining… Read More »

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New Nursing Home Generator Rules Take Effect

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

As Floridians wrap up another hurricane season, it is important to take stock of the changes that occurred after Hurricane Irma last year, especially changes affecting nursing homes. After a horrific situation at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, in which multiple residents lost their lives as a result of extreme temperatures after the… Read More »

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Caring for Nursing Home Residents with Dementia

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

As one enters the twilight of one’s life, tasks which were considered perfunctory start to become difficult. Additionally, mental acuity starts to decrease. Unfortunately, diseases such as Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) can accelerate this decrease. Further, an elder individual’s family members may not be able to provide the necessary care for this family member, and… Read More »

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Nursing Home Neglect

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

Nursing homes provide care and treatment for those individuals who are unable to do the same for themselves, as well as to take this burden off of family members who may otherwise be unable to provide the care the loved one needs. While it may be a difficult choice, leaving an elderly member of… Read More »

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Overmedication Is Nursing Home Abuse

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

As people age and start to experience the physical and mental breakdowns that often come with a long life, medical science tries to make this process easier through the use of medications designed to lessen unpleasant symptoms. Nursing homes, being facilities that care for people with significant psychological and physical ailments, dispense a wide… Read More »

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Negligent Care of Nursing Home Residents

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

The sick and elderly enter nursing homes because they are no longer capable of providing self-care due to age or infirmity. Consequently, nursing home residents must rely on the skill, expertise and care of administrators and staff to achieve the most comfortable state of health possible. This benchmark will vary by the medical issues… Read More »

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Proposed Revision to Florida Constitution Would Preserve Rights of Nursing Home Residents

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

Entering a nursing home unavoidably requires the resident to cede many rights to administrators and staff, but that does not mean they ever consent to abuse or neglect. Nursing home facilities are tasked with caring for those who can no longer do so, and Florida law expressly grants them a number of rights to… Read More »

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Screening Residents for Potential Danger

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

Picking the right nursing home to care for a loved one, a place he/she may live, potentially, for years, involves considering a lot of factors. Usually, families must make some compromises when settling on a facility, and to some extent, the family must put their trust and faith in the nursing home staff and… Read More »

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