Boca Raton’s Dedicated Assisted Living Facility Injury Law Firm
Representing Victims of A.L.F. Negligence Throughout the Boca Raton Area
Has your loved one been injured in the Boca Raton area assisted-living facility? If so, you may have a viable Boca assisted living negligence lawsuit. Our Boca Raton assisted living facility negligence attorneys have years of experience in suing Boca Raton ALF’s for mistreating patients. Call us now at 561-717-0817 to discuss your potential Boca Raton assisted living facility negligence case.
ALF’s in Boca Raton are a Growing Industry
Assisted living facilities are developing in record numbers in Boca Raton and Palm Beach County. The demographic statistics support this fact. Boca’s population is rapidly aging, but the number of skilled nursing facility residents is declining. This is due to the fact that Boca’s assisted living facility industry is quickly replacing Boca’s nursing homes to meet the needs of this elderly patient population. There are several reasons for this. The first is that Florida assisted-living facilities are regulated a lot less than Florida nursing homes. The second is that there is a negative stigma with putting your loved one in a nursing home, and Boca Raton assisted-living facilities market to that fact. Corporate marketing teams are aware that families will place their loved one in an assisted living facility far quicker than a nursing home.
The Difference Between Boca Raton Assisted Living Facilities and Nursing Homes
It is very clear that, per chapter 400 of the Florida statutes, nursing homes are to provide 24-hour seven-day-per-week care to the residents. Assisted living facilities in Florida are not as regulated as skilled nursing facilities. This means there is a wide spectrum of care levels that are provided to ALF residents. All too often, we find that the family was promised a certain level of supervision that was never delivered. This can result in Boca Raton assisted living facility falls, injuries, wandering of residents, and wrongful death.
An Appropriate Candidate for the ALF?
Many assisted living facility residents remain in the facility for number of years. Typically, their condition deteriorates over time. Assisted living facilities may be hesitant to let go of their better paying insurance residents. This means that assisted-living facilities may keep a resident that is no longer an appropriate candidate for assisted living facility life. When Boca Raton assisted living facilities wrongfully continue to keep the patient inside the facility, this may result in assisted living facility neglect. The neglect can stem from the inability of the Boca assisted-living facility to provide the care and supervision that the resident needs. In this scenario, ALF’s may fail to inform the resident’s family that they need a nursing home level standard of care.
Florida’s Assisted Living Resident’s Bill of Rights
Florida’s legislature has created an ALF Resident Bill of Rights, which guarantees each Boca Raton ALF resident the following:
(1) No resident of a facility shall be deprived of any civil or legal rights, benefits, or privileges guaranteed by law, the Constitution of the State of Florida, or the Constitution of the United States as a resident of a facility. Every resident of a facility shall have the right to:
- Live in a safe and decent living environment, free from abuse and neglect.
- Be treated with consideration and respect and with due recognition of personal dignity, individuality, and the need for privacy.
- Unrestricted private communication.
- Reasonable opportunity for regular exercise several times a week and to be outdoors at regular and frequent intervals except when prevented by inclement weather.
- Access to adequate and appropriate health care consistent with established and recognized standards within the community.
- The facility shall not hamper or prevent residents from exercising their rights as specified in this section.
Violation of the above ALF resident rights is considered Assisted Living Facility negligence. If these violations caused a serious injury, you should consider pursuing a Boca Raton ALF abuse lawsuit.
Common Boca Raton Assisted-Living Facility Injuries
As mentioned above, assisted living facilities provide a lower level of care than skilled nursing facilities. For this reason, not every injury in an assisted living facility is deemed preventable. However, if a resident suffers frequent falls in the assisted living facility or develops bedsores, this is a sign that the resident really should receive a higher level of care. Another common assisted-living facility neglect complaint elopement. Elopement is when a confused resident who is unable to safely walk on their own, wanders out of the facility unattended. This is dangerous and life-threatening for obvious reasons. Our Boca Raton assisted-living facility neglect law firm has handled prior cases of patient elopement, including patients that have wandered out of the facility into a heavily trafficked road, or into a nearby canal.
Assisted Living Facilities in Boca Raton
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The following are ALF’s located in and around Boca:
|ADVENT SQUARE – 11967989||Assisted Living Facility||4798 NORTH DIXIE HIGHWAY||BOCA RATON|
|ARTIS SENIOR LIVING OF BOCA RATON LLC – 11968951||Assisted Living Facility||5910 N FEDERAL HWY||BOCA RATON|
|FIVE STAR PREMIER RESIDENCES OF BOCA RATON – 11911162||Assisted Living Facility||22601 CAMINO DEL MAR||BOCA RATON|
|GOLDEN SWAN OF BOCA ALF INC – 11969043||Assisted Living Facility||19494 HAMPTON DR||BOCA RATON|
|HAVENCREST ALF OF PALM BEACH – 11968185||Assisted Living Facility||2880 NW 25TH WAY||BOCA RATON|
|OAKBRIDGE TERRACE AL RESIDENCE AT ST ANDREWS ESTATES – 11911184||Assisted Living Facility||6152 VERDE TRL N||BOCA RATON|
|OAKBRIDGE TERRACE ASSISTED LIVING RES. AT EDGEWATER POINTE EST. – 11910371||Assisted Living Facility||23305 BLUE WATER CIR||BOCA RATON|
|VERANDA CLUB ASSISTED LIVING, THE – 11968039||Assisted Living Facility||6061 PALMETTO CIR N||BOCA RATON|
Most Assisted Living Facilities in Boca are clustered around the Glades Road exit of I-95, close to the intersection of Glades Road and Military Trail. There are also a cluster of ALF’s near the intersection of SW 18th Street and Jog Road in South Boca. Newly constructed ALF’s are popping up in northeast Boca near US1 and Yamato Road, north of Mizner Park.
Can I Sue a Boca Raton ALF for Abuse and Neglect?
If you suspect your loved one was neglected in a Boca Raton assisted-living facility, do not hesitate in reporting the abuse. Contact our Boca Raton ALF injury law firm today at 561-717-0817 or fill out the case evaluator below. The consultation is always free and we are happy to answer any questions you may have.