Caretaker Arrested on Abuse and Sexual Exploitation Charges at Nursing Home

A caretaker was arrested last week, suspected of abuse and sexual exploitation of elderly residents. The incidents – repeated incidents – took place at the Cimarron Pointe Care Center in Mannford, Oklahoma as suburb of Tulsa. News reports say many victims (possibly 7 were affected) and that arrests of other nursing home employees were likely [...]

Employees To Be Charged in Florida Nursing Home Deaths

According to Monday, August 26 article in the New York Times, "the police in Hollywood, Fla., plan to charge four employees of a nursing home in the deaths of a dozen residents who succumbed to heat exposure there in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in 2017." After the hurricane swept through South Florida and knocked [...]

Lakeland Nursing Home Lawyers Want to Hear Your Story

Have you noticed signs that your spouse, mom or dad isn’t getting the care they need? Do you suspect they are being mistreated, neglected or abused? If so, you should contact a Lakeland, Florida nursing home attorney immediately. BE ON THE LOOKOUT: The following are signs that something may be wrong: They have unexplained or [...]

Florida The Worst State for Pedestrian Safety

An article earlier this year in the Miami Herald outlined just how dangerous it is for pedestrians in Florida. Per the article, "nine of the 20 deadliest U.S. cities for pedestrians are in Florida, with Orlando ranked as least safe and the Miami-Fort Lauderdale – West Palm Beach metropolis ranked No. 14 in the 2019 [...]

Can Staffing Issues Lead to Increases In Florida Nursing Home Abuse Cases?

Nearly 1.5 million resident live in skilled nursing facilities across the country. In Florida, we have about 71,000 residents live in nursing homes and assisted living centers. It's sad to say, but a common theme among Florida nursing homes (as well as many others across the country) is that these facilities often face issues related [...]

Taunting by Nursing Home Aides Leaves Dementia Patient Traumatized

Another case of abuse of a nursing home patient surfaced this week. Watch the latest video at foxnews.com In Glenview, IL, two nursing aides at the Abington of Glenview nursing home apparently mocked a 91 year old patient by repeatedly presenting the woman with a gown that she is known not to have liked or [...]

Jacksonville Newspaper: Florida Must Do More To Prevent Elder Abuse

An opinion piece posted two weeks ago in the Jacksonville Time-Union in Jacksonville, Florida suggests the state needs to do a much better job of regulating it's nursing homes on behalf of its citizens. The article references a federal report issued by the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Per [...]