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July 12, 2013

After a recent closing of a Lutz, Florida nursing home for several infractions of nursing home abuse and neglect, families and loved ones are in a hurry to find new homes for the residents.

According to reports, Lakeshore Villas nursing home has had a long history of allegations and charges, ranging from sexual assault, abuse, neglect, and more. As a result, Medicare and Medicaid funds were cut, followed by the permanent closing of the facility’s doors.

On July 5, the residents and their loved ones received a letter from the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) stating that they all need to find new homes as soon as possible. This, of course, has left many families in a panic as they try to find a new home for their elderly loved ones on such a short notice. According to Joe Bamford, whose grandmother was a resident at the nursing home, the small amount of time to find her a new home has been vexing:

“It’s a mad scramble … to find place for a loved one to live. We are very concerned, very concerned right now. We have nowhere to go,” Bamford told a local newspaper.

However, according to AHCA, the nursing home was given multiple warnings and had ample amounts of time to remedy the continuous infractions. The problems stems back several years. In 2011 alone, Lakeshore Villas had 14 serious deficiencies, many of which were causing physical harm to the residents.

If you or a loved one been victim to nursing home abuse, it’s important to remember that you have the legal right to seek damages. At McIver Brown law firm, our team of dedicated Florida nursing home abuse attorneys will be happy to assist you. Give us a call today for a free consultation.

Source: http://tbo.com/news/business/tampa-nursing-home-closing-after-loss-of-medicaid-medicare-funds-20130709/

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