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How to Handle Nursing Home Neglect During COVID-19

December 31, 2020 Posted in Nursing Home Abuse, Personal Injury

Because the COVID-19 pandemic has especially affected senior citizens, many of those living in The Villages assisted living facilities are feeling particularly isolated: Since the pandemic has predominantly affected senior citizens living in close quarters in these types of nursing homes, they are under particularly strict lockdowns in order to prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19. Family members and loved ones who may be used to visiting on a regular basis have likely not set foot inside their family member’s assisted living facility in some time. As such, the probability that neglect might be occurring has risen; if you suspect your loved one is being treated poorly, you should contact The Villages nursing home neglect attorneys who have experience handling these types of cases. 

Similarly, nursing home negligence has become increasingly common as some assisted living facilities have been careless in containing the rapid spread of COVID-19. With a number of issues at play, it’s important to remain vigilant regarding the health and well-being of your loved one. Be sure the money you spend each month to care for your family is not being wasted on an inadequate facility.

Requirements for Nursing Home Providers

Florida law requires nursing homes to provide their residents with adequate nutrition, healthcare, and hydration, and that they remain informed about their treatment and medical needs. They must also be treated with dignity and respect, and abuse or neglect is considered unlawful. To meet these needs, nursing homes are required to hire knowledgeable and adequate staff, so that each of their patients receives good care. Failure to follow these guidelines can amount to a lawsuit against the home or facility for elder abuse or neglect. 

Especially during a moment when visitors are generally prohibited from entering nursing homes as a measure to curb the spread of COVID-19, It’s important to stay in touch with your loved one and ensure that the nursing home is both taking steps to prevent illness at their facility while additionally maintaining the same level of care. Failure to do so warrants a discussion with our The Villages nursing home neglect attorneys, who can advise on how you might proceed with a neglect or personal injury lawsuit.

How The Villages Nursing Home Neglect Attorneys Can Help

COVID-19 has been difficult for many, and it’s not uncommon for nursing homes to cut costs when dealing with something as serious as a global pandemic that is affecting their resident population. If you suspect that your loved one is either suffering neglect due to a lack of adequate staff, or that the nursing home isn’t taking the right safety precautions during the coronavirus crisis, our attorneys can help. With experience recovering damages on behalf of family members who trusted their loved one’s care to a nursing home, our The Villages nursing home neglect attorneys will work to get the compensation and justice you deserve. Contact our office today.

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