Bill of Rights

Florida Law provides that residents of nursing homes have specific legal rights that must be provided by the facility and its care takers. Learn more about the Nursing Home Residents Bill of Rights.

Negligent Nursing Home?

Unfortunately, nursing home abuse and assisted living facility abuse happens to residents far too often in Florida.

Warning Signs

There are many signs of abuse. Learn more about Nursing Home Abuse.

Free Case Evaluation

If you suspect that a family member may have suffered abuse while a resident at a nursing home or assisted living facility fill out the case evaluation form and an experienced nursing home abuse attorney will contact you to discuss your situation. There is no cost to you whatsoever for this free evaluation

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Nursing Home Abuse

About Nursing Home Abuse

Unfortunately, nursing home abuse and assisted living facility abuse happens to residents far too often in Florida. According to the U.S. Census Bureau 19% of Florida’s population is over the age of 65. Many of these residents live in a nursing home or assisted living facility. Residents of a nursing home or assisted living facility depend on their caregivers for many of their most basic needs. Often time residents that are abused by their caregivers are afraid to come forward for fear that they may be further mistreated. In fact, the majority of abuse is never reported because the warning signs are often overlooked or misinterpreted. Therefore, it is important to recognize the signs of abuse which can include physical abuse, sexual abuse, financial abuse, and emotional abuse.

Warning Signs of Nursing Home Abuse:

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  • Bruises or broken bones
  • Emotional withdrawal, depression, or unexplained crying
  • Bedsores
  • Sudden loss of weight
  • Dry, brittle skin which may be a sign of dehydration
  • Lack of medically necessary fall prevention devices
  • Fear of caretakers
  • Unexplained pain
  • Sudden loss of property or money
  • Unusual withdrawals from resident’s bank account
  • Changes in the resident’s will
  • Change in power of attorney
  • Change in medical proxy
  • Understaffed facility

If you suspect that a family member may have suffered abuse while a resident at a nursing home or assisted living facility fill out the case evaluation form and one of the experienced nursing home abuse attorneys at Burnett Wilson Reeder will contact you to discuss your situation. There is no cost to you whatsoever for this free evaluation.

FREE CASE EVALUATION

Free, No Obligation Consultation

There is no cost to you whatsoever for this free evaluation.

Case Consultation

Free, No Obligation Consultation

There is no cost to you whatsoever for this free evaluation.