As the U.S. population ages, more Americans find themselves in need of the services of a nursing home or assisted living facility where their loved ones can receive daily care. Many others are dependent on caretakers to meet their basic daily needs, including medical care, feeding, personal hygiene, physical therapy, and supervision.
Contact Ligori if your loved ones have been injured because a nursing home failed to provide adequate care. Our Tampa nursing home abuse lawyers have experience with these cases, and can help you understand the possibilities of your case.
Nursing Home Care Expectations
Around-the-clock care is a service with many important responsibilities. Families all around Florida pay high dollar amounts for nursing home care under the assumption that it will be gently provided by professional staff. Unfortunately, as the demand for elderly care grows, the burden on our medical system is increasing at a rapid pace. Many companies that provide nursing home services are not doing enough to make sure that every resident gets the attention they need.
Corners are being cut in some of the worst places possible. Employees in some facilities are inexperienced, overworked or under-qualified to provide the minimum necessary standard of care to all residents. Additionally, the facility may be more interested in profits than proper care and not adequately staff their facilities.
Many residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities suffer from some sort of abuse or neglect, with neglect being the most common form of mistreatment. Examples of neglect include malnourishment, dehydration, and bed sores. Physical and psychological abuse also are common forms of mistreatment of the elderly due to the victim’s deteriorating physical and mental health and the resulting inability of the victim to report the neglect or abuse that is happening to them.
If you have been injured or know someone who has suffered injuries or died as a result of nursing home neglect or abuse, please call a Tampa nursing home abuse lawyer at Christopher Ligori & Associates. Contact us at 813-223-2929 for a free consultation.