Nursing Home Abuse in Jupiter
If you see abuses taking place in a nursing home, speak to supervisors and administrators.
If elderly loved ones or other nursing home residents are in immediate danger, call for help. If facility staff are unresponsive, summon law enforcement.
In Palm Beach County, report elder abuse by calling the elder abuse hotline at 561-214-8600.
The statewide elder abuse number is 1-800-962-2873.
For more resources designed to help our elderly citizens, visit the Florida Department of Elder Affairs.
Incorporated in 1925, Jupiter has grown from a fishing village to an acclaimed center for the performing arts in the space of a century. With a population of more than 55,000 and beautiful beaches crowned by a distinctive red brick lighthouse, Jupiter is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Palm Beach County. The town’s 18 parks ensure that residents have plenty of relaxing outdoor green space to enjoy along with its 68-plus miles of bike lanes and pathways.
Jupiter residents and other Palm Beach Countians have made the nursing home abuse attorneys at Freeman Injury Law, their preferred choice when sharp legal skills and a caring and compassionate approach are needed to resolve abuse and neglect cases involving elderly South Floridians. Our experienced Jupiter nursing home neglect lawyers have successfully represented the interests of elderly and vulnerable nursing home residents who have suffered harm because facilities put profits ahead of health care and because undertrained and overworked staff members have abused them.
Our Jupiter elder abuse attorneys know that nursing home abuse can take many forms. We encourage family members who visit their loved ones in nursing facilities to become acquainted with the signs of potential abuse and neglect. Your visits can enable you to identify problems before your loved one suffers irreparable damage. Look for these indicators that there may be issues with nursing home care:
- Bruises, cuts, or unexplained injuries
- Broken bones and sprains
- Worsening health conditions
- Poor personal hygiene
- Weight loss
- Persistent infections
- Unclean environments
- Medication errors
- Wandering or unattended residents
- Withdrawal or depression
- Changes in mood or behavior
- Sudden, unexpected death
Our Jupiter nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys will take decisive action to put a stop to the suffering caused by abuse and neglect in nursing homes. We are pleased that our representation of elderly residents who have been hurt by poor care can result in improvements that mean a better quality of life for all the residents of a facility. Our experienced nursing home abuse lawyers aren’t afraid to stand up to nursing home owners, insurance companies, staff members and other perpetrators of neglect and abuse.
At Freeman Injury Law, our Jupiter elder abuse attorneys are prepared to take a strong stance against abuses that target elderly members of our community, as well. We know that many types of abuse happen in elderly residents’ own homes and in the homes of family members or other caregivers. We believe that elder abuse – whether it’s physical, emotional, sexual, financial or neglect – cannot be tolerated, and we are committed to fighting for the rights of those who are unable to take action themselves. Call our firm to ask for a free consultation about your situation. If you aren’t able to come to us, we’ll come to your home or your nursing home to discuss your rights and your options.