There are numerous skilled nursing homes throughout Florida ranging from large multi-bed facilities to small assisted living facilities with only a few residents. Because Florida is deemed by many as a retirement destination, there are no shortages of nursing homes. Our Tampa Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers handle numerous cases involving suspected abuse or neglect of loved ones residing in a nursing home or in an assisted living facility. Our elder abuse lawyers additionally handle instances where the nursing home staff or caregivers have failed to provide appropriate care, treatment and/or supervision of a loved one who unfortunately has been injured or harmed while in their care.
Dehydration is an often over looked claim of neglect with a nursing home resident. Elderly individuals are more commonly at an increased risk for dehydration due to their functional impairments which can make it much more difficult to access fluids, drink fluids or communicate their need for fluids. The risk for dehydration is even greater for individuals that suffer from cognitive impairments such as Alzheimer’s or dementia. Dehydration can lead to very serious complications such as seizures, urinary problems, kidney problems or shock. The nursing home caregivers are mandated to assess their residents for dehydration susceptibility and to create a plan of care to ensure their residents are well hydrated.
Our abuse attorneys routinely handle several cases throughout Florida, including Hernando County, Hillsborough County, Pasco County, Pinellas County, Lake County, Manatee County, Polk County, Orange County and Sarasota County that involve loved ones who have been significantly injured during their stay in a nursing home facility or in an assisted living community. If you have any questions regarding suspected abuse or neglect on a loved one in a nursing home, please contact us, your Tampa Personal Injury Lawyers.