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Q: Is my mother at risk of identity theft in a Florida nursing home?

By The LawTeam, In , On 05, February, 2014

A: With the rapid increase in technology, you are right to worry about someone stealing your personal information. The elderly are especially at risk, and identity theft in nursing homes…

Q: Is my father at risk of a fall in a Florida nursing home?

By The LawTeam, In , On 05, February, 2014

A: Unfortunately, yes. Just because your family member is in an assisted care facility is no guarantee against serious falls. In fact, it may be more likely. The Center for…

Q: Could the Nursing Home Be Held Liable for Malnutrition or Dehydration?

By The LawTeam, In , On 05, February, 2014

A: Nursing homes have a legal responsibility to ensure proper maintenance and monitoring of vital issues such as hydration and nutrition. Nursing home negligence can contribute to or cause malnutrition…

Q: Is my loved one in an understaffed nursing home?

By The LawTeam, In , On 05, February, 2014

A: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently reported that 90% of nursing homes do not have enough employees to provide proper care to their patients. Since the…

Q: Can a West Palm Beach nursing home be liable for emotional and psychological abuse?

By The LawTeam, In , On 05, February, 2014

A: The weakened mental and physical state of the elderly can sometimes make them easy targets for emotional abuse from stressed workers in short-handed, understaffed Florida nursing homes. Emotional and…

Q: How can I be sure my parent will be properly cared for in a nursing home?

By The LawTeam, In , On 05, February, 2014

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…

Q: Can the nursing home be liable if another resident caused my mother’s injuries?

By The LawTeam, In , On 05, February, 2014

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…

Q: I think my loved one is suffering from elder abuse. What do I do?

By The LawTeam, In , On 05, February, 2014

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…

Q: What are some of the most common Florida nursing home injuries?

By The LawTeam, In , On 05, February, 2014

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…

Q: How is a Florida nursing home abuse claim paid? Does the facility or insurance company pay it?

By The LawTeam, In , On 05, February, 2014

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…

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