It has been known that senior citizens like to retire in Florida to take advantage of the warm, beautiful weather. Sometimes, these seniors move across the country to retire in this state, leaving their friends and family behind.
What happens when these seniors get too weak or too sick to take care of themselves? They may end up in Florida nursing homes. When this happens and they are isolated from their family and friends back home, they may be more prone to Florida elder abuse.
Sadly nursing home abuse occurs more often than it should. Elder abuse is not only sexual abuse, but there are other types of abuse that occurs, including:
- Bed sores
- Financial abuse
- Malnutrition and dehydration
- Mental and emotional abuse
- Physical abuse
- Sexual abuse
What can you do about it?
If you believe that your loved one is a victim of nursing home abuse in Fort Lauderdale or anywhere in the state of Florida, contact an experienced South Florida elder abuse attorney immediately. A qualified lawyer will be able to investigate the claim and may be able to help you recover damages by pursuing a legal claim against a negligent nursing home or other offender.