Recently, one of my clients engaged our services since she didn’t feel her husband was receiving the proper care at the facility where he was rehabilitating. This facility is located in SWFL and is managed by a national company.
As part of our service, I visited this gentleman to determine what his needs were and what services weren’t being provided. Immediately, when I walked into his room, I noticed an unusual smell. I also noticed that my client was wearing a large demobilizing ankle boot. After further discussion, we found out that the facility was not removing his boot and the smell was actually, decaying flesh. This gentleman had a serious, untreated wound that went unnoticed and untreated by the facility. He had been severely neglected by the facility, 911 was immediately called and my client was rushed to the emergency room of the hospital.
Left unnoticed, this serious inflection could have been much worse. A long road of recovery is still necessary for my client.
A complaint notice was filed with the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) against the facility and yes, he is currently residing at a different facility we located for him. The wife, the husband and the family were extremely grateful that we were to there to help them.
We are in your corner
I am sharing this story since it is important to understand how invaluable our services are and to emphasize the importance of having an advocate in your corner. Many of the facilities provide very good care, however there are few that don’t. Yes, all the glossy brochures paint a wonderful picture about the wonderful lifestyle and the compassionate care of the staff. Wouldn’t you want to know the inside scoop about each of the facilities should a loved one need assistance?
Our client was so grateful that we were involved and knew that if we weren’t there, the situation would have been much worse. We could be the difference between receiving good care or be neglected by the staff of a facility.
Established in 1986, The Florida State Guardianship Association (FSGA) is a 501c3 non-profit organization. FSGA is the premier statewide organization promoting and supporting excellence in the practice of guardianship and is the voice advocating for the incapacitated and their guardians.
The Florida State Guardianship Association is dedicated to the protection of the dignity and rights of incapacitated persons and to increasing the professionalism of guardianship through education, networking and legislative action.
The FSGA is approximately 550 members strong, made up of guardians, attorneys, care providers, fiduciaries, social workers, nurses, court personnel and many other disciplines, and many others make up this dynamic not for profit member organization. We have a statewide presence through our thirteen chapters and our members meet regularly for education, training, networking and development in their own communities.
Florida State Guardianship Association (FSGA)
P.O. Box 1185
Palm City, Florida 34991
Being a centralized resource is one of the main focuses of Senior Housing Solutions. It’s important to find a trustworthy and quality provider when you need support services. That’s why we have developed a vetting process to verify the credentials of every business listed in the Eldercare Directory.
Senior Care Solutions!
Being a centralized resource is one of the main focuses of Senior Housing Solutions. It’s important to find a trustworthy and quality provider when you need support services. That’s why we have developed a vetting process to verify the credentials of every business listed in the Eldercare Directory. We have also included other organizations (most nonprofits) to be a resource to you – these organizations have not gone through the application process.
Our screening process includes:
A completed and approved application
Regulatory compliance review
State license (s) verification
Legal and lawsuit notification
Third party letter of recommendation
On-going monitoring and feedback from clients
Ways to use the Directory:
Attorneys – Elder Law
Eye care professionals
Home health care agencies
Move coordinators/interior designers
Professional services – videographer, website design, public relations
Real estate professionals
Senior housing consulting
And much more…
Other support services are also listed in the directory to be a resource to you!
Accessing the Directory is completely free! Just click below for access.
Established in 1996, the National Alliance for Caregiving is a non-profit coalition of national organizations focusing on advancing family caregiving through research, innovation, and advocacy. The Alliance conducts research, does policy analysis, develops national best-practice programs, and works to increase public awareness of family caregiving issues.
Recognizing that family caregivers provide important societal and financial contributions toward maintaining the well-being of those they care for, the Alliance is dedicated to improving quality of life for families and their care recipients through research, innovation, and advocacy.
National Alliance for Caregiving
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 205
Bethesda, MD 20814
We are a private, non-profit organization with a mission to safeguard the human dignity of people as they age or face serious illness. For nearly 20 years, Aging with Dignity has been an advocate for quality care for those near the end of life. We have touched the lives of more than 23 million people and their families. And we have been honored to work with more than 40,000 organizations across America that distribute our Five Wishes document to help people plan in advance of a serious illness. With resources available in 27 different languages, we serve all people of diverse cultures and faith traditions.
Today we are the most trusted resource for people who want to plan for care in advance of a health crisis. Our Five Wishes document is the most widely used advance directive or living will in America. It is often called the “living will with a heart and soul” because it includes the things that matter the most. Unlike most other advance directives, it is easy to use and understand. Caring for people with a serious illness involves more than providing the best medical care. It means helping them to maintain their human dignity. That’s where we come in.
PO Box 1661
Tallahassee FL 32302-1661