With at least 683 licensed nursing homes in Florida, representing an estimated 83,587 beds, nursing home abuse is a prominent issue that needs to be addressed more frequently. Of the 683 licensed nursing homes, an estimated total of 73,000 residents can be accounted for at any given time. This means that there is a high opportunity for nursing home abuse to take place.
Due to the large number of elderly care facilities in Florida, the possibility of elder abuse is heightened. These types of claims can be stressful for the victim and the family. Seeking a personal injury lawyer may be in your best interest.
At The Law Offices of James B. Coulter, you can speak with an experienced personal injury attorney to discuss your claims for nursing home personal injury lawsuits. James Coulter also represents clients after an incident of elder abuse in Satellite Beach, Melbourne, Palm Bay, Vero Beach, and the surrounding areas.
During your free consultation, you can discuss the warning signs of abuse, and get the justice and compensation that your loved one deserves. Your situation is not without hope. Call (321) 586-9944 today for to schedule your consultation.
Recent statistics on nursing home abuse in Florida show:
In adults 60 years and older, approximately 1 in 10 individuals has experienced some form of elder abuse. Some sources estimate a range as high as 5 million elders abused per year. In a past study, results showed that an estimated 1 in 14 cases of abuse is reported to authorities.
Abusers can be both women and men. Nearly 90 percent of cases involving elder abuse and neglect incidents are perpetrated by a family member, with two-thirds of perpetrators being the victim’s adult children or spouses.
Elder abuse can present itself in a variety of ways. Some of which include the following:
Listed below are just some of the ways both elders and their loved ones can work towards protecting elders in nursing homes and care facilities from elder neglect and abuse.
Florida Health Care Association- Search this site for information on long-term care in Florida. This site includes information on nursing homes, throughout the state of Florida. Also, the site addresses the growing need for care facilities in the state.
Administration for Community Living- This government site provides explanations of elder abuse while listing the warning signs of such an issue and how to combat this issue. Also, this source provides suggestions on what course of action to take if you suspect that a loved one has fallen victim to elder abuse.
The Law Offices of James B. Coulter fights for the victims of nursing home abuse and elder neglect. Attorney James B. Coulter’s passion and commitment can help bring justice and compensation to you and countless other victims of nursing home abuse and elder neglect throughout Brevard County, Satellite Beach, and surrounding areas.
Call The Law Offices of James B. Coulter at (321) 586-9944 today for your free consultation with a skilled personal injury lawyer.