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Social Media Abuse in Nursing Homes

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When you think of abuse in nursing homes, you probably imagine an elderly resident getting beaten or neglected. While these are common forms of abuse, there is a growing but disturbing trend that residents and their families should be aware of: social media abuse. Almost everyone owns a smartphone nowadays, and social media sites… Read More »

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What Are Florida Nursing Home Resident Rights?

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If you have a loved one living in a Florida nursing home, then you may have heard of something known as the Resident Bill of Rights. But do you really know what it is, and why it was created? At Roman & Roman, P.A., our skilled Clearwater nursing home abuse lawyers are here to… Read More »

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Is It True Nursing Homes Don’t Carry Liability Insurance?

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It is true that many Florida nursing homes allow seniors to be abused, neglected, or even exploited. Each year, thousands of Floridians living in nursing homes suffer serious injuries caused by neglect. At Roman & Roman, P.A., we think nursing home owners should be held accountable for their neglect. Our Clearwater nursing home abuse… Read More »

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5 Ways Nursing Homes Could Prevent Falls

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If you’ve recently been informed that a loved one has fallen in a Florida nursing home and suffered serious injuries, you are not alone. There are over 1.5 million seniors living in nursing homes at any given time, and about 1,800 people die from injuries suffered in reported falls at nursing homes each year…. Read More »

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Understanding Florida Nursing Home Inspections

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Under federal law, each state has the responsibility for establishing an agency for inspecting and surveying long-term skilled nursing facilities. In Florida, it’s the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). This state agency promulgates regulations and inspects nursing homes. This works in conjunction with the efforts of the Long-term Care Ombudsman program. Likewise, the… Read More »

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What You Should Know About Suing a Nursing Home

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It’s no mystery that nursing home care often leaves something to be desired. It seems all too frequently we hear about a senior being abused or neglected in a Florida nursing home. But nursing home residents have rights. At Roman & Roman, P.A., we understand that sometimes nursing homes don’t play fair. So, here… Read More »

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What to Do if You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect in Florida

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Due to the frailties associated with the elderly and disabled, such individuals are more likely to be victims of abuse and neglect than younger adults. It is important that everyone keep an eye out for signs that a vulnerable loved one is being abused or neglected. These abuses can be especially pronounced in nursing… Read More »

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Tips for Choosing a Nursing Home

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Making the decision to place your loved one in a nursing home once they can no longer take care of themselves can be an emotional time for family members. In this day and age, taking the time to select the right home can make a world of difference in the type of care they… Read More »

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