Category Archives: nursing-home-abuse-neglect-attorneys-jacksonville-fl

50 Secrets a Nursing Home Won't Tell You

It is always tough deciding on whether to place your elderly parent(s) in a nursing home. You have concerns about their safety, whether they are going to be taken care of properly, if they will receive their medication correctly and how the staff will treat your parent(s). A recent article in Reader’s Digest provides information […]

Florida's disabled children unnecessarily put in nursing facilities

The attorneys here at Edwards & Ragatz, P.A. have a special love for residents in nursing homes.  We see time and time again how those residents are institutionalized and forgotten, subject to all types of neglect.  Imagine our shock and dismay to read how many children are actually committed to nursing homes here in Florida.  Currently, […]

State orders Miami assisted living facility to close

State health regulators are shutting down a Miami assisted living facility where caregivers illegally tied a frail elderly woman to a wheel chair ” forcing her to sit on a pressure sore for hours.  The resident also suffers from dementia, diabetes, psychosis, and severe physical pain. Investigators determined that the resident was strapped down with […]

General Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

There are many reasons that elderly residents in facilities suffer nursing home abuse and neglect.  Under federal and Florida regulation, nursing homes œmust promote care for residents in a manner and in an environment that maintains or enhances each resident’s dignity and respect in full recognition of his or her individuality. Nursing home employees are  often low-paid, overworked, and […]

Nursing Homes Begin to Offer Shelter for Elder Abuse Victims

Research shows that elder abuse and neglect is often perpetrated by the victim’s own family members. Who would steal their loved ones’ social security checks? The answer is more people than you think. Nursing homes around the United States have built shelters within their facilities to provide housing and health care to elderly victims. In […]

How to be smart in selecting a nursing home

Selecting a nursing home or assisted living facility for yourself or a family member is an important decision involving many considerations. You need to find a facility that provides high quality care, a welcoming environment, and a location close to other family members and friends.  Ease in selection will be harder and harder as more and more […]

Nursing home arbitration agreements apply to wrongful death claims, says Florida Supreme Court

In February, Florida’s Supreme Court ruled on a closely watched case concerning whether a nursing home resident’s heirs are bound by agreements signed by that resident on moving into the facility.    Clauses that stipulate that any legal disagreements will be settled by arbitration instead of through the court system are becoming a staple of contracts […]

Bad legislation on deck for Florida nursing home residents

A recent story from reminds me that nursing homes are constantly trying to get immunity  from being held accountable for the severe abuse that occurs in their nursing homes.  According to the Florida Times Union, emotional testimony from a woman whose mother was sexually assaulted in a Jacksonville nursing home took center stage as […]

Fall Prevention in Nursing Homes key to preventing major injuries

Falls among nursing home residents occur frequently and  are a common cause of injuries and hospitilizations.  In a typical 100 bed nursing home, there are 100 to 200 falls per year and many go unreported.  Aside from being injured, residents who fall typically lose confidence, frequently sustain hip fractures and head injuries that result in permanent disability and […]

Nurse refuses to do CPR on elderly woman in a nursing home

A California 911 dispatcher begs a nurse at an independent living facility to perform CPR on an elderly woman who collapsed, fell unconscious and was barely breathing. The call and the response are raising questions over policies at some senior facilities.  During the 911 call, the dispatcher desperately tried to get the nurse to find […]