Category Archives: Nursing Home Abuse

Protecting the Elderly from Abuse and Neglect

A Polk County man was recently awarded $1.2 billion in damages for the wrongful death of his 69-year-old mother, a woman he loved like “treasure.” Arlene Townsend apparently fell 17 times during her three-year stay at a nursing home and ultimately died due to the facility’s lack of care. A large nursing home corporation had… Read More »

Ten Tips for Selecting a Nursing Home

Recent years have seen dramatic reforms to nursing home standards of care in Florida. Due to the nature of nursing home care — specifically the vulnerable population, high demand on staff and heavy dependence on government funding — Florida’s nursing homes are under constant scrutiny from regulatory bodies to improve conditions for residents. In selecting… Read More »

Out of Control: Use of Restraints in Nursing Homes

Nursing home abuse takes many forms, and can include physical, emotional and financial manifestations.  One area where abuse may be hard to detect is in the use of both physical and chemical restraints on nursing home residents. The Boston Globe recently found that in one nursing home it examined in Beverly, Massachusetts, nineteen percent of… Read More »

Nursing Home Abuse: What You Can Do About It

The elderly and the infirm are some of the most vulnerable people in our society because they cannot easily defend themselves.  When the elderly are placed in a nursing home, there is a risk that they will be abused. The abuse can take many forms — physical, emotional and financial.  Recognizing the signs of abuse… Read More »

Recognizing the Signs of Nursing Home Neglect

In late September 2012, Teresa Kermani went missing from her St. Petersburg nursing home. According to police she just walked out of the facility. While nothing has been mentioned yet about this being a case of nursing home neglect, some of the signs appear to be present. Nursing home neglect happens when the workers or… Read More »

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