Nursing Home Abuse in Boynton Beach
- In the U.S., some 1.6 million people reside in nursing homes.
- Nationwide, there are 17,000 nursing homes.
- Occupancy rates in nursing facilities are high, averaging about 88%.
- Half of nursing home residents are 85 years of age or older.
- 42% of nursing home residents have dementia.
- A third of residents have symptoms of depression.
- Among nursing home residents, women outnumber men three to one.
Source: PBS Online NewsHour.
The Palm Beach County community of Boynton Beach was incorporated in 1920, but traces its beginning to 1894 when a former Civil War army officer decided to construct a hotel here. Nathan S. Boynton recruited a crew of workmen from Michigan and relocated them, along with their families, to his new town, Boynton. Early settlers catered to hotel guests’ needs, and business and industry gradually expanded as Boynton Beach grew through the next century. Today, “The Gateway to the Gulf Stream” has a diverse population of more than 65,000 who enjoy Florida coastal living in one of the state’s fastest growth areas.
Residents of Boynton Beach and throughout Palm Beach County count on the nursing home neglect and elder abuse attorneys at Freeman Injury Law, when they need informed guidance about suspected cases of abuse or neglect of elderly loved ones. The Boynton Beach nursing home abuse lawyers at our firm have spearheaded investigations of abuse and neglect allegations that led to the kind of action that can end the cycle of substandard care putting frail and ill elderly citizens in jeopardy.
Nursing homes across the U.S. are subject to periodic inspections by state agencies that license them and oversee the care they provide. In Florida, the Agency for Health Care Administration carries out those inspections. Our Boynton Beach nursing home neglect and abuse attorneys have read the reports on nursing facilities that have been cited for problems that can affect resident care. We know that leading deficiencies in Florida nursing homes include:
- Care that doesn’t meet acceptable standards
- Food service problems
- Deficiencies in infection control measures
- Care plan issues
- Medication management issues
- Housekeeping problems
- Inadequate supervision of residents
- Clinical record deficiencies
Our Boynton Beach nursing home neglect and elder abuse lawyers know that substandard care can lead to many complications for elderly nursing home residents: increased likelihood of infections, sepsis caused by ineffectively treated bedsores or other open wounds, injuries caused by falls, dehydration, malnutrition, and more. Because nursing home residents typically are in poor health or are physically depleted, additional medical problems can cause serious consequences. For instance, injuries, such as those caused by falls, may compromise mobility and leave residents bedridden. In turn, pressure from bedclothes can lead to bedsores. The possibilities for lasting and severe damage are significant.
When you suspect that neglect or abuse has caused harm to a loved one in a skilled nursing facility, our Boynton Beach elder abuse attorneys can help. If you’ve spoken with nursing home authorities, but received no satisfaction, our experience in handling nursing home abuse and neglect cases can cut through the confusion of state and federal laws that govern long-term care. We can determine if your loved one has a claim for mistreatment, and we can take action to protect his or her rights. Our firm is pleased to play a role in helping to stop abuses for nursing home residents, and we are dedicated to serving you and your loved ones with the respect and dignity every Boynton Beach resident deserves.
Call Freeman Injury Law, and ask for a free consultation with our Boynton Beach nursing home neglect and elder abuse attorneys. We’ll help you put a stop to abuse. You pay nothing unless our firm recovers compensation for you.
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