A: Making the decision to place a family member in to a Florida nursing home can be a very difficult decision. You may have guilt or worry about whether your loved one will receive adequate care while in an assisted living facility.
In order to ease your mind about whether you are making the right nursing home facility choice, please read our articleRead More
A: Nursing home and assisted care facility residents in Florida are guaranteed rights under the Nursing Home Reform Act of 1987. The staff and administration of such facilities have a responsibility to provide adequate staffing and supervision to prevent resident on resident assault.
If you suspect that your loved one has endured resident on residentRead More
A: If you believe your loved one is suffering from nursing home abuse, you must act swiftly. You should speak to the nurses and aides about your concerns. Contact the Florida Ombudsman to report Florida nursing home abuse and to receiveRead More
A: When we place our loved ones into an assisted care facility, we expect them to receive exceptional care. Unfortunately, nursing home injuries-most of which are preventable-are quite common. Some common West Palm Beach nursing home injuries include:
A: If the nursing home facility has insurance, the insurer would be the one to pay the claim. Whenever a Florida nursing home abuse or neglect claim is made, the insurance company is notified immediately.
Believe it or not, not all facilities carry liability insurance, which is a tremendous risk for them. Just one nursing home abuse claim could substantiallyRead More
A: When you have an elderly family member living in a Florida nursing home, you want to feel comfortable knowing that they are receiving the best care possible. You also want to be reassured that the facility is being regulated and that your loved one is protected from Florida nursing home abuse. Nursing homes are regulated by state and federalRead More
A: Every nursing home has an Ombudsman and your family member, or their health surrogate should have been given information on who the Ombudsman for the facility is and how they can be contacted. The Ombudsman is a representative of the state of Florida whose job it is to try to resolve problems between the facility and its patients. If the issueRead More
A: There are many different types of sensory loss Social Security disabilities. While blindness and hearing loss are the most common, the Social Security Administration recognizes that a loss or impairment of any sense can affect a person’s ability to work.
For example, the administration provides disability benefits for people suffering labyrinthine-vestibularRead More
A: Planning ahead for your family’s needs is extremely wise. If your family is dependent on your income, you will want to make sure that your Social Security survivor benefits are enough to provide for your loved ones after you are no longer around.
A: Social Security disability benefits are meant to help those who are most in need of aid. This is why the Social Security Administration only provides payments for people whose disability is unlikely to improve, or will last a considerable length of time.
If your injury improves while you are collecting disability benefits, you may see a decreaseRead More
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