Nursing Home Injury Laws: Florida

Nursing Home Injury Laws: FloridaNumber of nursing homes in Florida: 673

Patients living in Florida nursing homes: 71,373

Occupancy rates of Florida nursing homes: 87.8%

Average number of deficiencies at each Florida nursing home: 10.7

Percent of Florida nursing homes with serious deficiencies for actual harm to patient: 8.2%

Most common deficiencies at Florida nursing homes: Professional Standards, Food Sanitation, Comprehensive Care Plans

Distribution of ownership of Florida nursing homes: 71 % for profit,  26% non profit, 2 % government

Most populated cities in Florida: Jacksonville, Miami, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Orlando, Tallahasse

Staffing levels at Florida nursing homes (daily hours): Above average,  4.6 total staff,  1.6 licensed nurse

**Data based upon 2009 CMS data, U.S. Department of Health and Human Service

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Jonathan did a great job helping my family navigate through a lengthy lawsuit involving my grandmother's death in a nursing home. Through every step of the case, Jonathan kept my family informed of the progression of the case. Although our case eventually settled at a mediation, I really was impressed at how well prepared Jonathan was to take the case to trial. Lisa
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After I read Jonathan’s Nursing Home Blog, I decided to hire him to look into my wife’s treatment at a local nursing home. Jonathan did a great job explaining the process and the laws that apply to nursing homes. I immediately felt at ease and was glad to have him on my side. Though the lawsuit process was at times frustrating, Jonathan reassured me, particularly at my deposition. I really felt like Jonathan cared about my wife’s best interests, and I think that came across to the lawyers for the nursing home. Eric