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Category Archives: Nursing Home Planning


Bone-Chilling Tales of Nursing Homes That Offered Residents No Protection Against the Florida Heat

By William Rambaum, P.A. |

One of the most enjoyable things about spending your retirement in Florida is going outside early in the morning to tend your garden or take a walk or a bike ride by the beach.  Once the clock strikes ten, or sometimes even nine, it is time to go back inside to the air conditioning… Read More »


Taking Care of Elderly Parents at Home Is Emotionally and Financially Stressful for Families

By William Rambaum, P.A. |

You have many reasons to be grateful.  Your life and health have lasted long enough to enable you to enjoy a relationship with your grandchildren, and maybe even with your great-grandchildren.  You own your own home.  You have done a lot to help your descendants be happy and financially stable.  As uncomfortable as it… Read More »


New Rules About Infection Preventionists Could Mean Less Infection Control in Nursing Homes Instead of More

By William Rambaum, P.A. |

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, poor infection control procedures were a major cause of death and worsening health among patients in nursing homes and other residential care facilities.  COVID-19 has been beyond anyone’s worst nightmares as far as the spread of infectious disease in nursing homes.  So far, by very conservative estimates, 97,000 infections… Read More »


How to Support Elderly Family Members and Friends During the COVID-19 Outbreak

By William Rambaum, P.A. |

Florida is an idyllic place to retire, except when it is a nightmare.  There is hardly any middle ground between peaceful summer breeze and hurricane-force winds, or between a scenic backyard swimming pool and alligator-infested waters.  COVID-19, a coronavirus that can cause severe respiratory illness, has attested cases in almost every state, but Florida… Read More »


Florida Agency for Health Care Administration Sends Strike Teams to Nursing Homes to Prevent Spread of Coronavirus

By William Rambaum, P.A. |

It is normal to worry about your elderly relatives when they first enter a nursing home, especially if they are so ill that they cannot tell you in detail how they are feeling or what kind of care they are receiving.  While they are bound by rules about patient privacy, information about complaints against… Read More »


Florida Family Announces Plans to Sue Nursing Home That Attempted to Mask Odor of Patient’s Bedsores with Coffee Grounds

By William Rambaum, P.A. |

The smell of coffee grounds is usually pleasant.  It can mean the beginning of your day at home, or it can signal your entrance into a favorite coffee shop where you meet with friends.  It can also mean that you are about to make a show-stopping coffee-flavored dessert.  Likewise, perfume stores often offer you… Read More »


Clearwater Nursing Home Employee Accused of Sexually Abusing Seven Patients

By William Rambaum, P.A. |

Stories about elderly or infirm patients being abused by the people charged with taking charge of them in nursing homes are as scary as they are heartbreaking.  You might think that the only way to protect your elderly parents from such a horrible fate is to continue taking care of them in their own… Read More »


New Nursing Home Directory Has Flagged 25 Florida Facilities for Abuse and Neglect of Patients

By William Rambaum, P.A. |

Nursing home abuse is frightening, most of all because vulnerable patients often cannot speak up about it.  Therefore, family members might remain unaware for years of the abuse and neglect that their loved ones are enduring.  Sometimes it takes a disastrous event, like a MRSA infection spreading through a nursing home because of substandard… Read More »

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