As many people know, the great
State of Florida is home to many elderly. In the natural course of
living and life many elderly spend much of their final time on earth in
nursing homes, assisted living facilities or hospice care. As many
of these people are without caregivers and have relatives who live in areas
other than Florida, a bill of patients rights has been established to protect
the human rights of elderly people staying in these types of facilities.
If you have someone you care
for who is in a facility like this and you have observed changes in their
demeanor or specific injuries either seen or complained of it is important
to contact an attorney immediately. If there is some kind of negligent
care going on it can very often and very rapidly lead to some serious conditions
or even death.
Know about your nursing home. Ask
them questions. Learn the qualifications of their staff. The
more involved anyone is the better care any patient will get. However,
if things get out of hand or they have already gotten out of hand it may
be time to contact an attorney.