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When A Resident Of A Nursing Home Dies, What Benefits Is The Family Entitled To?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

A: Many families think that because their loved one was sick and elderly, that there is no recourse for death at a nursing home. When a person dies at a Florida nursing home due to abuse, neglect, medication errors, poor care, or an infection that wasn’t treated properly, the victim’s family may be entitled… Read More »

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My Elderly Mother Falls A Lot At Her Florida Nursing Home. What Can I Do To Help Her?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

A: Unfortunately, elderly people are more prone to fall and get injured. According to the National Safety Council, the number of deaths caused by falls among those 65 and older are four times the number of fall deaths in other age groups. With this being said, it is extremely important that the facility she… Read More »

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Why Do People Put Their Loved Ones In A Nursing Home Anyhow?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Question: Years ago, my parents decided to put my grandma in a Broward County nursing home. Since then, I keep hearing about all of these problems she’s having from the facility giving her the wrong medications. Why do people put their loved ones in nursing homes anyhow? Answer: Most families are not qualified to… Read More »

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Are rail beds really a threat to nursing home patients? If so, why do nursing homes in Florida still use them?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Yes, bed rails have contributed to nursing homes patients’ injuries and fatalities. It’s shocking to think, but elderly patients can get stuck in between the bars of their beds, including the side rails and foot and head rails. If they aren’t checked on and rescued in time, they can be stuck for hours –… Read More »

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How Do I Choose A Good Nursing Home In Florida For My Parent?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

A: Because there are numerous amounts of cases involving elder abuse in Florida nursing homes, you definitely want to do your homework before placing your loved one in a certain senior facility. Here are some good tips to follow when reviewing different Florida nursing homes: Visit the facility in person Ask for a tour… Read More »

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Florida Elder Abuse And In Other States Seem To Be On The Rise. What Do I Look For When Evaluating A Facility For My Relative?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Elder abuse in Florida and other states is on the rise.  Female seniors seem to be more abused than the male senior population. When evaluating a Florida nursing home for your loved one it is important to be observant on the surroundings.  Things to observe would be: Condition of the facility Number of staff… Read More »

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How Do I Find Out If A Nursing Home Has Bad Ratings?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

When looking for a nursing home to place your elderly mother or father in, you already know how important it is to do your homework. By conducting research on the facility, you will be able to determine if a nursing home has good reviews or bad ratings. There are several resources you can check… Read More »

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What Is The Best Way To Find A Good Nursing Home?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

We are glad to see you are asking this question. Unfortunately, many people end up enrolling their elderly parents into the closest nursing home—not even knowing if the home has good or bad reviews. Because not all nursing homes are the same, it is important to do your research before placing your mother or… Read More »

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Is Dehydration A Form Of Nursing Home Abuse?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Dehydration may first appear to be quite minor, when uttered in the same sentence as nursing home abuse. But elder abuse comes in different shapes and forms than those which are easy to spot with the eye. Since dehydration is completely avoidable, it is considered a form of Florida nursing home abuse under certain… Read More »

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Before Deciding To Put My Mom In A South Florida Nursing Home, I Want To Know The Likelihood That She Could Become A Victim Of Elder Abuse?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Current research reports that 90% of nursing homes are staffed at such low levels, that the incidence rate for nursing home abuse in Florida is rising. While over 1.5 million elderly persons live in nursing homes, very few cases of abuse are actually reported. In fact, only one in 14 nursing home abuse incidences… Read More »

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