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Florida nursing homes may not have properly checked their employees’ backgrounds

Boca Raton, FL - One of the ways that nursing home patients are harmed is if an employee of the facility was hired without proper background checks or credentials. An employee with improper training or a history of problems can easily injure…
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Nursing homes in Florida should have security measures in place

Boca Raton, FL - Nursing homes do not always provide thorough and adequate care for the elderly and ill individuals housed inside. Another related issue is when the home is not secure enough to ensure that outsiders cannot enter the facility,…
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Slip and fall injuries are common among the elderly in Boca Raton nursing homes

Boca Raton, FL - Individuals who stay in nursing homes often have limited mobility, and they require assistance from wheelchairs, walkers, or a staff member at the facility to get around. This also creates a number of hazards, as people in this…
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Florida nursing homes are subject to several regulations

Boca Raton, FL - Every state in the U.S. publishes regulations related to how nursing homes can operate while maintaining standards for safety and cleanliness. This process is especially crucial in areas where facilities have had problems with…
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Florida news finds that nursing homes were chronically understaffed and lacked necessary supplies

Local news for South Florida reported on shortages of both protective equipment and staff members. These problems were still affecting facilities around the country as the pandemic continued into its sixth month.  After months of effort…
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South Florida nursing home gains national attention as one of the most deadly during the pandemic

Local news for South Florida reported on a nursing home in Miami Springs that became one of the deadliest in the country.  Miami Springs nursing home experiences devastating coronavirus outbreak The facility, called Fair Havens Center,…
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Florida nursing homes fill with despair and desperation as restrictions continue

Nursing home residents throughout Florida were suffering as government officials failed to take action to ease restrictions due to the pandemic on visitation and other activities in facilities.  Months of isolation has nursing home residents…
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Boca Raton nursing home invested millions in new generators

Senior communities in Boca Raton, Florida had made upgrades in preparation for Hurricane Isaias and the rest of the hurricane season to avoid the possibility of elderly residents getting injured or dying during a power outage.  Residences…
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Health Care Needs to be Viewed as a Right

Health care needs to be viewed as a right and not a privilege. COVID-19 further highlighted the need for greater health care access and affordability. To make matters worse, Florida ranks last in per-person spending on mental health services…
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Boca Raton area nursing home patient is murdered in his room

A man was killed in a nursing home in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Local man in Florida is killed while staying at a nursing home The suspect who police spoke with said that the man who was murdered had destroyed his life. The incident happened…
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How do I report a nursing home in Fort Walton Beach, FL for neglect?

When a nursing home in Fort Walton Beach provides its residents with substandard care, the facility along with certain staff members should be recognized for this. If you believe the nursing home where your loved one was or is currently living…
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Florida nursing home fraud may cause staff shortages that endanger residents.

Florida’s largest nursing home provider is again facing a quarter-billion-dollar judgment for fraud that company leaders have said could cause its “immediate economic extinction.”  An appeals court last week affirmed part of a jury’s…
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Florida nursing home made local headlines after 16 died

A facility located in Wilton Manors was the site of at least 16 known deaths during the coronavirus pandemic. A state report mentioned the home as public health officials struggled to control the virus in nursing homes around Florida, where…
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Fort Walton Beach, Florida, Health Care Worker Arrested for Allegedly Neglecting an Elderly Adult for Over a Month

When a health care worker in a long-term care facility fails to provide an elderly patient with the proper care and supervision outlined in state and federal standards, they can be held accountable for their negligence. In May, Northwest Florida…
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Boca Raton and Palm Beach County were areas of special focus during the coronavirus pandemic due to elderly populations

Governor DeSantis promised to keep special focus on nursing homes in the state of Florida during the pandemic, as conditions such as obesity, diabetes, and other long term health problems that are common among the elderly can devastate populations…
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Boca Raton area nursing home was scrutinized after several people died from the coronavirus in just a week

When nursing home residents get exposed to any kind of infection or virus, the results can quickly become disastrous. This situation becomes even worse during a national public health emergency related to a contagious disease. A nursing home…