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 to follow.
Local police as well as the The Oklahoma Department of Human Services were alerted of separate incidents.
Read the entire article here: 1 arrested, more arrests possible in Mannford nursing home abuse case
Abuse of the elderly happens in Florida too
While these examples of abuse occurred in Oklahoma, they are indicative of abuse claims of elderly nursing home patients here in Florida.
Sadly, Florida nursing home residents face sexual abuse and physical abuse as well. In fact, our lawyers speak regularly with both victims and their families about the abuse they’ve suffered.
The stories of abuse are not easy to hear.
Just recently near Jacksonville Florida, 2 nursing home workers were arrested for abusing a blind, 85 year old resident.
Imagine finding out about a loved one’s experience in a place where they were supposed to be cared for and protected. Imagine the fear and pain these older adults feel when abused by someone they’ve put their trust into.
Help for Florida nursing home abuse victims
If you believe that your elderly loved one is suffering from nursing home abuse, neglect or improper care, the next step is for you to take action. By talking with an attorney at Baron, Herskowitz, and Cohen, we can begin investigating your claim, gathering the evidence that will be necessary to prove that abuse has occurred and filing your claim for damages. Don’t hesitate. Call us today at 305-670-0101.