The elderly represent the fastest growing segment of our population. More and more people rely on nursing homes and assisted living facilities for care. We trust that nursing homes and assisted living facilities will provide adequate care for our loved ones.
Unfortunately, these facilities often fail to provide adequate care. Whether it is the result of under-staffing, improperly trained staff, failure to initiate a proper care plan, failure to carry out treatment orders, or just laziness, our loved ones' health can be placed in jeopardy as a result of receiving an insufficient level of care.
Florida law provides a list of rights that a resident should expect to receive while staying at a nursing home or an assisted living facility. If the facility violates one of these rights, you may have a claim against the facility for nursing home negligence. One of the most important rights of a resident is the right to receive adequate and appropriate health care. Failure to provide adequate and appropriate healthcare is the main reason residents are injured. Florida law affords residents of nursing homes or assisted living facilities the following rights:
If you believe that the rights of a loved one have been violated by a nursing home or an assisted living facility, contact Steven J Litvack, PA immediately for a FREE CONSULTATION (561)-400-8441.
When you visit your loved one it is important to keep an eye out for any potential signs of neglect or abuse. Staff members are overworked and either do not notice the signs of neglect of choose to ignore the signs. Typically, family members are the residents best advocates and can identify whether or not the resident is receiving adequate care. When visiting a loved one, pay attention to the following potential signs of nursing home negligence or abuse:
If someone you care for has been the victim of nursing home neglect or abuse, contact Steven J. Litvack for a FREE CONSULTATION (561)-400-8441.