Clear Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

As nursing home abuse lawyers, we have previously posted educational tips about the prevention and treatment of bed sores. Today we wanted to inform readers of some additional forms of nursing home abuse that often occur. Just as with bed sore prevention, there are signs that can be observed that indicate nursing home abuse. Physical Abuse in Nursing Homes One type of nursing home abuse that has outward signs is physical abuse. Physical abuse is occuring if bodily injury or pain results from the excessive application of physical force. The abuse can be, but is not limited to: hitting, pushing, shoving, pinching, burning, or even … [Read more...]

Tip # 11 for Bed Sore Prevention and Treatment

As New Jersey and Philadelphia nursing home abuse lawyers, we are continuing this series of tips to prevent bed sores in nursing home patients. Bed bugs can also cause sores on your body, read these bed bug mattress cover reviews, and get you or someone in a nursing home one. We have recently focused on the importance of repositioning, as well as the use of the proper support surfaces. Today’s tip concerns the importance of devices to help protect the bony prominences, such as tailbone, heels, ankles, and knees from bed sores and pressure ulcers. Tip #11 for Bed Sore Prevention Bed sores result from prolonged pressure that prevents proper … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Falls Cause Serious Injury

The dropping or falling of a nursing home resident can have serious consequences on that person’s quality of life. Each year, an average nursing home reports one to two falls or drops per resident. About 1,800 older adults living in nursing homes die each year from fall-related injuries. Residents who experience non-fatal falls can suffer serious injuries that greatly reduce their quality of life. Residents have the right to live their remaining years with dignity, and avoidable falls rob them of this dignity and often accellerate their death. How serious are these falls? Nursing home falls can cause serious injuries including head … [Read more...]