Cape Coral facility target of nursing home abuse allegations
Gregg Hollander | December 4, 2010 | Personal Injury
A Cape Coral nursing home abuse investigation has resulted in the firing of three employees, the News-Press reported.
Florida is among the states with the most nursing home residents, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Nearly 700 facilities house more than 82,000 residents. In most of these, the cost of care exceeds $40,000 a year.
More than half of the nation’s nursing homes are for-profit companies operated by large chain corporations. If you have concerns, contacting a Cape Coral nursing home neglect attorney is the best course of action for ensuring the proper care of our most vulnerable older adults.
In this case, the state is investigating Clare Bridge, a home that provides dementia care. Two men went to police after a staff member reportedly told them an employee was abusing residents. A spokeswoman for the home’s parent company, Brookdale Senior Living, said the firings were not related.
She said the firings were for failure to maintain confidentiality, spreading gossip and threats.
In cases where an employee is fired for revealing neglect or abuse, he or she can and should seek to collect all of the damages to which they are entitled under the law.
The home is being investigated by the Agency for Health Care Administration and the Department of Children and Families, according to the News-Press.