North Miami Beach Nursing Home Abuse
North Miami Beach is located right in the heart of South Florida, in Miami-Dade County. Famous for its diverse population and green spaces, North Miami Beach features many parks, trails, tourist attractions, and even an authentic 12th century Spanish monastery.
While North Miami Beach is a wonderful place to live or visit, the city, like any city across the country can be the site for North Miami Beach nursing home abuse and neglect. Unfortunately, this form of abuse against vulnerable elderly citizens is on the rise. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, the number of incidents involving elder abuse doubled between 1986 and 1994, climbing to 240,000 cases nationwide. As more people across Florida and in North Miami Beach continue to enter nursing homes, nursing home abuse and neglect has become an increasing concern for families everywhere.
If you need to place an elderly loved one in a North Miami Beach assisted living facility, there many things that you can do in order to reduce the risk of North Miami Beach elder abuse and neglect. It is important to carefully consider and research any nursing home or assisted living facility. Be sure to interview employees and to speak with them. Employees who are isolated, have poor mental health, have financial problems, or have substance abuse problems are far more likely to abuse or neglect residents in assisted living facilities. You may wish to observe the employees in nursing homes or assisted living facilities closely and ask a nursing home about their screening process for employees to make sure that employees are not plagued by these types of problems. When considering assisted living facilities, also consider personnel training, overcrowding problems, and communication policies within the facility. Facilities that have poorly trained personnel, overcrowding problems, absent staff, and poor communication are more likely to be the sites of North Miami Beach elder abuse and neglect.
If you suspect that an elderly loved one is the victim of North Miami Beach abuse and neglect, contact a North Miami Beach personal injury attorney at once. The longer that an elderly loved one stays in a neglectful or abusive environment, the more dire the effects of the abuse and neglect are likely to be. A North Miami Beach personal injury attorney with experience in abuse and neglect cases can investigate the facility, can help you find a safe facility for your loved one, and can pursue a legal claim against the facility in question so that your loved one has the financial resources needed to get care and a safe environment to live.
If you suspect that an elderly loved one is the victim of North Miami Beach elder abuse and neglect, contact the Flaxman Law Group immediately. The Flaxman Law Group is a full-service law firm with extensive experience in South Florida personal injury and elder abuse and neglect cases. The legal team at the Flaxman Law Group has helped thousands of South Florida personal injury patients get fair compensation for their injuries, helping abuse victims and personal injury victims get a fresh start in life. Your initial consultation with the Flaxman Law Group is free of charge and comes with no obligation, giving you a chance to discuss your concerns and your case with a qualified personal injury attorney.