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3 Tips to Help Keep Your Loved One Safe in a Florida Nursing Home or Rehab Facility.

Posted by Guy DiMartino | Apr 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Leesburg Florida nursing home lawyer provides 3 tips to help keep your loved one safe in a Florida nursing home.

Your loved one's doctor just told you that they have to go into a nursing home for either long term care or short term rehab, you may have a number of questions:

  • Is the nursing home safe?
  • Will my loved one get good care?
  • Are there things that I can do to make sure my loved one is safe?

Today, I will give you 3 tips to help keep your loved one safe:

1.  Check out the state survey regarding the facility

Check out this link .  It will take you to the Agency For Healthcare Administration's geographical search.  Click on the zone and search for the name of the nursing home.  You will be able to see the survey information and deficiencies related to the facility.

2. Check out your local clerk of court website

All Florida courts are now online.  Go to the clerk of the court website in the county where the nursing home is located.  Go the civil case search and put in the name of the nursing home and see if it has been sued for abuse.

3. Don't leave your family member or loved one for a deposit

You have to be an active participant in your loved one's care.  You should visit or check-in frequently.  Speak with the staff.  Speak with your loved one about the care he/she is receiving.  Check your loved one's skin for bruising, breakdown and/or tearing.

It can be scary placing your loved one in a nursing home or rehab facility.  The tips set out above will help you with your due diligence in picking a facility.  If you have any questions about a nursing home facility, you can call me directly on my cell phone at (352) 267-9168 or fill out the internet consultation form on the right.

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Guy DiMartino

I have loved helping people in need for almost three decades.  It has been my privilege to serve people as their pastor, chiropractor, and lawyer.  The current focus of my legal practice and life’s passion is helping the seriously injured receive complete compensation for their injuries. I am a Florida Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney. What that really means is that I am no stranger to the courtroom.  I have successfully tried and handled serious cases in state and federal courts.  My backgrounds in both law and chiropractic medicine have given me a unique perspective, extensive knowledge, and wide experience to serve those I represent. For years as a chiropractic physician, I treated my patients to alleviate their pain and suffering. Now as their lawyer, I fight to bring them financial compensation for their pain and suffering. During my years of service, I have handled many traumatic injury cases ranging from the traumatic amputation of a limb to brain and spinal cord injury.  I consider it an honor to serve you and your family. When a person entrusts me and I accept to represent them, I don’t take that relationship and responsibility lightly. My approach is that we work as a team. We are partners and our goal is the best outcome for you and your family with the highest level of communication throughout. I am always available by phone or email to discuss my potential representation of your injury case. I handle cases throughout Florida. Education: National University of Health Sciences – BS (1984), DC (1986) Valparaiso University School of Law – JD, summa cum laude (1999) Bar Admissions: Florida (2000), Indiana (1999), Illinois (2000, expired); US District Courts of Appeals (11th Circuit, 7th Circuit); United States District Courts: Southern and Middle Districts of Florida; Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana; Northern and Central Districts of Illinois; and District of Colorado. Certification:  Civil Trial, Florida Bar Guy DiMartino on Google+ – Circle Guy on Google+ Guy DiMartino on Google+

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