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Common Kinds of Nursing Home Neglect

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According to many, understaffing is at the heart of the nursing home neglect crisis. As many as 90 percent of long-term care facilities are dangerously understaffed. Many facilities operate with skeleton crews, especially during low census periods like weekends and holidays. Additionally, many facilities assign tasks to underqualified workers. For example, patient care techs… Read More »

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Five Types of Nursing Home Neglect in Florida

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In Tampa, neglect accounts for about a third of the nursing home conduct claims which authorities receive. Many advocates believe that the actual proportion may be much higher. Often, nursing home residents are heavily medicated or otherwise unaware of ongoing neglect. In other cases, they may know about the problem, but do not report… Read More »

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Five Kinds of Nursing Home Abuse

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According to some estimates, about half of nursing home patients experience some form of abuse. Yet the vast majority of these instances are unreported. Many times, the victims fear reprisals from their abusers. Other times, the victims are not fully aware of the abuse that surrounds them. Typically, the nursing home is legally responsible… Read More »

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The Economic Roots of Tampa Nursing Home Abuse

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Many Hillsborough County long-term care facilities depend heavily upon government Medicaid funds. These facilities may still be recovering from the financial shock of 2015. That year, Florida cut Medicaid reimbursement rates by about 20 percent. The changes did not end there. About that same time, Medicaid changed its billing practices in many cases. Instead… Read More »

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Inspectors May Not Enforce Florida Nursing Home Backup Generator Rule

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After a dozen long term care facility residents died when Irma knocked out the facility’s air conditioner, lawmakers passed a requirement for all such facilities to have backup generators. But the Agency for Healthcare Administration apparently will not inspect Florida nursing homes before the next storm season begins in June. The new law requires… Read More »

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