Category: Elder Abuse

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.…
Why are residents with dementia more at risk of abuse
04 Mar 2022

Why are residents with dementia more at risk of abuse?

Why are residents with dementia more at risk of abuse? Why are they not adequately protected by the law? Why do nursing home staff members mistreat them so often? Why does this happen in the first place, and how can it be prevented? These…
suing an assisted living facility
17 Dec 2021

Can you sue an assisted living facility?

Assisted living facilities are often the best choice for seniors who need help with daily tasks, but they can also be a place where neglect and abuse occur. If your loved one has been the victim of elder abuse at the hands of their assisted…
medication abuse in nursing homes
05 Nov 2021

How to Identify Medication Abuse in Nursing Homes

Nursing homes are meant to be a safe place where your elderly loved ones can be properly cared for in the later stages of their life. However, we know that many reported instances of elder abuse take place in these facilities. Medication abuse…
Elder abuse victim in nursing home covers face as a hand sits on her shoulder.
15 Oct 2021

Does elder abuse occur in nursing homes?

Trusted friends and family may mean well by putting elders in a nursing home, but they can unexpectedly make their loved one a victim of elder abuse by doing so. Quality nursing homes have their reputations ruined by bad care facilities.…
risk factors for elder abuse
13 Aug 2021

5 Risk Factors for Elder Abuse

One in six adults over the age of 60 has experienced abuse within the past year. The rate of abuse in nursing homes and care facilities is also high, with two in three staffers reporting they have abused a charge in the past year. Elder abuse…