Category: Nursing Home Negligence

21 Apr 2014

Welcome to the Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath Blog

The Accidents Safe blog was set up to help keep our clients and the public informed of important safety information that potentially could effect their every day lives.  Auto recalls, defective tires, car seats and many other products or medications…
older adult mental health
26 Aug 2022

Mental Health Resources for Older Adults in Florida

Older adults can experience the same mental health challenges as younger people. So why does it seem like only young and middle-aged populations are targeted in campaigns for better access to mental health care? We don’t know either, but we…
elopement in nursing homes
03 Aug 2022

Elopement in Nursing Homes: What it Means and What it Looks Like

“Elopement” is when a nursing home resident (typically someone with cognitive loss, like dementia) leaves the premises unsupervised. Elopement can be intentional or unintentional, but whatever the situation, it’s extremely dangerous for…
ada compliance in nursing homes
22 Jul 2022

Americans With Disabilities Act 32nd Anniversary: Compliance in Nursing Homes

Nursing homes are expressly covered under Title III regulations in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA was created to protect individuals with disabilities from discrimination in all areas of public life, including schools, transportation,…
warning signs of memory loss
09 May 2022

Does your loved one live in a nursing home? Watch for these warning signs of memory loss.

As our loved ones age, it is important to watch out for signs of memory loss. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that dementia is not a singular disease, but a general term for an impaired ability to remember, think,…
07 Mar 2022

​​Alzheimer’s Abuse In Nursing Homes

Alzheimer's patients suffer from a type of dementia that makes it difficult or impossible to advocate for themselves. This makes them prime targets for elder abuse in nursing homes. Alzheimer's abuse in nursing homes can take many forms.…
01 May 2018

Are Nursing Homes Ready For Hurricane Season

The Hurricane season will be upon us very shortly.  We all recall the devastation and loss of life last year, specifically with the elderly left alone or in an ill prepared nursing facility.  We will lose power, that’s a given.  So, if…
08 Jan 2018

Elderly Residents Die in Broward County Nursing Home that Lost Power During Hurricane Irma, Prompting Action by State Officials

The most tragic story to emerge from September’s Hurricane Irma was the death of numerous residents at a Broward County nursing home when its air conditioning system failed without a backup generator to keep residents cool.  According to…