Nursing Home Neglect – Resident Dies Trapped Between Bed Rails

Nursing homes and long-term care facilities have made modifications to prevent accidents and nursing home neglect. Falling is a big problem with the elderly because of their compromised balance and cognitive impairment and falls can have more drastic consequences because of their fragile health. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, falls are the leading cause of accidental deaths in people 65 years or older, account for 70 percent of accidental deaths in people 75 years of age and older, and 60 percent of nursing home residents fall each year. Many nursing homes have preventative measures in place such as floor mats, bars … [Read more...]