Some nursing home patients seek care for the long-term expecting they will live out their days in that facility, or in facilities like it. Others know they will need longer-term care less intensive than might be provided in a hospital, but hope eventually to improve and return to home to independent living.
Unfortunately, when nursing homes provide care that is substandard, patients’ health may not improve as fast – or at all – as previously expected. Nursing homes that are negligent in providing proper care may be held accountable for the negative impact to patients’ health.
That is what one Boca Raton man is trying to do, alleging treatment at a poorly staffed nursing home in South Florida left him requiring more medication and needing treatment longer than he otherwise would have. Continue reading →