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Volusia County Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys

We are ready to help you with nursing home and assisted living facility abuse and neglect cases in Daytona Beach, DeLand, Deltona, New Smyrna Beach, Ormond Beach, and Orange City

Know the Stats

Nursing homes and assisted living facilities are set up to take care of the elderly when they no longer have the ability to care for themselves. Those residing in these facilities are extremely vulnerable to abuse and neglect by staff members.

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) published a report that states nearly 1 in 10 Americans over the age of 60 has endured elderly abuse. The NCOA also estimates that 5 million seniors are abused every year across the United States. Even worse, statistics show that only 1 in 14 cases are reported to the police.

Abuse by the elderly at nursing homes or assisted living facilities may go unreported for a few reasons. The first being that the abuse victim is living in fear of their abuser and afraid to speak out because doing so could make their situation worse. They could also be embarrassed that this has happened to them and not want to relive these moments with anyone else. Secondly, the abuse victim may not be able to report their abuse or neglect because of their physical impairments. Sadly, half of all seniors with mental impairments such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia suffer from some type of abuse or neglect in their residence. It is very important for family members of those with disabilities that prevent them from reporting what is happening to them to be aware of what is going on and report any suspicions to local authorities. By keeping a close eye on your loved one’s facility, you can make sure your loved one does not suffer any harm.

These are The Warning Signs of Abuse or Neglect
  • Physical abuse will present certain indicators that you can look for, such as broken bones, fractures, burn marks, bruises, and any other physical markings that make you suspect foul play.
  • Neglect can show itself in various forms as well, such as bedsores, poor hygiene, unexplained weight loss, and various medical needs that are not being met on a daily basis.
  • Your loved one could also suffer emotional abuse at the hands of the caretakers, which also presents some warning signs, like not wanting to participate in activities they once did, being withdrawn or depressed, and even tension or arguments between them and their caretaker.
  • Financial abuse also occurs frequently in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. You can spot the warning signs for this by looking into your loved one’s finances and checking for any “lost” money or other valuable items from their possessions.
  • Verbal abuse is another common type of abuse in a nursing home or assisted living facility environment. If your loved one has been threatened or belittled by their caretakers, then this absolutely a sign that abuse is occurring.
  • Victim of a Crime – Battery or Assault, Theft, Exploitation of the Elderly, Sexual Assault or Rape by fellow resident or even staff.
Coronavirus Cases and Deaths in Volusia County Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities
  1. Avante At Ormond Beach
  2. 170 N Old Kings Rd, Ormond Beach, FL 32174

    2 Positive Staff Members

  3. Opis Bridgeview Center
  4. 350 South Ridgewood Ave, Ormond Beach, FL 32174

    1 Positive Resident

  5. Brookdale Ormond Beach
  6. 550 Wilmette Avenue, Ormond Beach, FL 32174

    1 Positive Staff Member

  7. Opis Coquina Center
  8. 170 N Center St, Ormond Beach, FL 32174

    40 Positive Residents Transferred and 14 Positive Staff Members

    17 Total Verified Deaths including 17 Resident Deaths

  9. Deltona Health Care
  10. 1851 Elkcam Blvd, Deltona, FL 32725

    2 Positive Residents Transferred

    1 Total Verified Deaths including 1 Resident Death

  11. Good Samaritan Society - Daytona
  12. 325 S Segrave St, Daytona Beach, FL 32114

    1 Positive Staff Member

  13. Indigo Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
  14. 595 N Williamson Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114

    1 Positive Staff Member

  15. Majestic Oaks
  16. 901 Veteran's Memorial Parkway Orange City, FL 32763

    1 Positive Staff Member

  17. Orange City Nursing and Rehab Center
  18. 2810 Enterprise Rd, DeBary, FL 32713

    2 Positive Residents Transferred and 1 Positive Staff Member

  19. Parkside Health and Rehabilitation Center
  20. 451 S Amelia Ave, DeLand, FL 32724

    1 Positive Staff Member

We are Here to Help You with Your Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect Case

Our Volusia County Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorneys at Whittel & Melton are here 24/7 to help you get through an injury or wrongful death claim stemming from abuse or neglect at a nursing home or assisted living facility. Whether your loved one contracted coronavirus at their facility and passed away or were harmed through physical, emotional, or financial abuse, we can help you develop a powerful case to hold the responsible facility accountable.

We are ready and able to take on your case today, so please do not delay in contacting us either online or by calling 866-608-5529.

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