How do you know if your loved one is being neglected in their long term living facility?
Neglect is one of the most common forms of nursing home abuse across the country. Your loved one may suffer both physical and psychological suffering from neglect, and it’s important to know how to recognize it to stop the damage.
Below, we’re going to detail the different signs to watch for and what you should do if your loved one is being neglected.
Do you rarely see a familiar face among the staff when you visit your loved one? If so, the facility may have high turnover rates.…
Hurricane Irma ripped through the Caribbean and Florida, leaving millions of dollars in property damage in its wake. Property damage can be fixed, though. For the families of 11 residents of a South Florida nursing home, their damage is beyond repair.
How so? The Rehabilitation Center of Hollywood Hills is being accused of negligence in regards to the deaths of 11 of its elderly residents during Hurricane Irma.
In a wrongful death suit brought by the family of Miguel Antonio Franco, one of the residents who died, they claim “the facility failed to provide proper air conditioning and that patients suffered for days because of sweltering temperatures resulting from loss of power to AC units.”
The lawsuit also claims that the nursing home didn’t make the necessary and timely calls for emergency help and failed to give proper care to Franco’s wife, who survived, but was in the hospital in serious condition.…