As part of our mission to help Florida residents, we have established a safety rating system based on numerous factors, including whether prior lawsuits have been filed against Florida assisted living facilities. Our goal is to give transparency to those deciding which assisted living facility is the best for their family member. See scores for Palm Beach County, Broward County, and Miami-Dade County.
We are not paid by any assisted living facility nor have we been commissioned by any organization to come up with this safety rating system. This rating system is entirely the opinion and data of NextGen Injury Law.
HOW DOES NEXTGEN INJURY LAW DETERMINE SAFETY SCORES?
The NextGen Safety Score is derived through a weighted formula that analyzes assisted living facilities based on the following items of most importance to least importance:
- Prior Lawsuits filed against the Facility
- Ratings by other respected critics (e.g. Caring.com; SeniorAdvisor.com)
- Facility Violations during last 5 Years
- State of Florida Violations
The scores are then curved or normalized to prevent the clumping of scores/ratings. Additionally, NextGen Injury Law’s scores factor in the size of the facility so that similarly sized facilities are being compared to one another.
Please note that Assisted Living Safety Scores are based on data and information obtained as of Summer 2017. NextGen Injury Law will continue to update scores every summer starting in 2018.
NextGen Injury Law is the only website that analyzes an assisted living facility’s safety rating based on prior lawsuits filed against them. The reason NextGen places such weight on prior lawsuits is that it can be a strong indicator of how often patients are being neglected at the facility and is evidence of potential wrongdoing occurring at the facility.
At NextGen Injury Law, we recognize that a lawsuit being filed does not necessarily mean that all allegations are true. However, Florida law prevents the filing of frivolous lawsuits against assisted living facilities as there are numerous laws that must be met before a lawsuit is filed. These laws are designed to eliminate frivolous claims.
Therefore, if an assisted living facility lawsuit has been filed in Florida, a lawyer has done a good faith investigation of the claims and has certified that there are reasonable grounds for bringing a lawsuit. Additionally, every filed lawsuit that is identified on our website has been thoroughly reviewed and screened by our lawyers to verify its authenticity.
Disclaimer: The NextGen Safety Score opinion and information contained on this site is not intended to be the only or primary means for evaluating assisted living quality nor is it intended to be relied upon as advice or recommendation or endorsement about which assisted living facility to use or the quality of the medical treatment that you received from an assisted living facility or other health care provider. You are solely responsible for any and all decisions with respect to your medical treatment. Neither NextGen Injury Law or its attorneys are responsible for any damages or costs you might incur with respect to use of this site. Never disregard, avoid, or delay in obtaining medical advice from your doctor or other health care professional because of something that you have read on this site as the site is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice.