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You or your loved one has been the victim of abuse or neglect in a nursing home, assisted living facility, or by an aide from a Home Health Agency.
Do you know what your rights are?
Here are the basics of what you need to know.
The most clinical and hospital-like of all the senior care community options are nursing homes. Nursing homes are residential facilities where a person lives or where a person can stay temporarily. It may be a temporary stay for recuperation after being in a hospital or a long-term stay in a residential facility.
Assisted living facilities (ALFs) are residential care facilities that provide housing, meals, personal care and supportive services to older persons and disabled adults who are unable to live independently.
Unfortunately, abuse and/or neglect of residents at nursing homes, ALFs, and Home Health Agencies are not rare. Florida has numerous laws that regulate the care and services provided by these facilities and providers.
Nursing home/ALF/Home Health Agency abuse is any type of harm that comes to elderly residents or cared for individuals, including physical or emotional injuries, sexual assault, financial exploitation, or other types of abuse.