Saturday, March 30, 2013

Elder Care Abuse
Elder Care Abuse
When a loved one is moved to a nursing home, that person’s family has every right to expect the utmost proper care and attention. Unfortunately, that is not always the case, and many nursing home residents are unable or afraid to report ongoing problems.

Unsafe conditions include rooms with poor lighting or beds at the incorrect peak can place residents risk falling as well as bodily hazards such as rough wood railings, exposed nails and screws, and sharp steel or glass edges. Unsafe conditions can also occur when drinking water, beverage, lotion, medicine, or food spills onto the flooring thereafter create a slippery surface that makes strolling extremely dangerous. The Centers for Disease Control reported that up to 3-quarters of residents fall each year and near to 2,000 die from falling related mishaps

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