How to Avoid Injury From Mechanical Patient Lifts Nursing Homes have a legal duty to ensure that all the patient lifts also known as Hoyer Lifts and other medical equipment, including the staff training, is up to the standards. It
Head Injuries Including Traumatic Brain Injuries TBI are Usually Preventable and Can Lead to Permanent Paralysis and Death. Many of the Injuries are the Result of Falls or Injuries During Transfer.
Nursing Home Neglect Fractures Injuries such as nursing home neglect fractures are one of the most common types of elder neglect. Falls from patient lift injuries, wheelchairs, in the shower and bathroom or falling from bed are examples of preventable neglect in
Minnesota Nursing Home Injuries There are many ways that residents suffer nursing home injuries, many are falls, being dropped from lifts or injured in transfer, falls from the toilet or in the shower, fall from bed or out of a
Minnesota Assisted Living Falls Injuries due to falls in nursing home and assisted living falls are common some due to obvious neglect other the cause is not as clear. The underlying cause of many accidents is a delay in response
Memory Care Falls Result in Part Due to Lack of Training Falls in memory care and other elder care facilities are common occurrences. The resident’s usually have Alzheimer’s or dementia and are prone to confusion and many are able to
Pressure Sore Stages Pressure sores stages are categorized into four key stages depending on their age, size, depth and severity. The National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel, a professional organization that promotes the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers, defines each stage.
Minnesota Assisted Living Falls Lawyer There are many types of fall injuries I have seen as a nursing home and assisted living falls lawyer. Falls can happen when the resident is not given care they need with transfer and toileting or
Falls From Bed There are many injuries which happen in areas you would think you are safe such as in bed. It is not uncommon for vulnerable adults such as nursing home residents to have falls from bed from rolling
Falls In Shower Need to Be Prevented Nursing homes are required by federal law to provide each resident with care and services based on their individual needs. Nursing homes must provide assistance with toileting, bathing, hygiene routines such as bathing
Falls In Bathroom Are Preventable There are several types of ways falls occur in the bathroom. One of the most common is usually a woman patient left on the toilet as the caregiver is attending to something or someone else
Nursing Home Neglect Falls There many ways in which preventable falls occur in nursing homes, there are falls that happen when a resident is not given the assistance they need in walking or transfers and end up losing strength and
Fractures From Falls in Nursing Homes Many of the fractures from falls in nursing homes and other care settings are preventable had the resident received proper supervision or had their been adequate numbers of well trained staff to perform tasks
Wrongful Death From Falls Due to Elder Neglect There are many types of elder neglect that can lead to injuries and wrongful death falls being the leading one. There are many situations when a resident of a nursing home, assisted
Nursing Home Resident Falls From Wheelchairs Falls in nursing homes and other elder care facilities happen in many ways, including falls from patient lifts and falls from wheelchairs, falls out of bed and falls in the bathroom. According to federal
Nursing Home Resident and Patient Lift Injuries There are numerous negligent procedures which commonly lead to patient lift injuries. Patient lifts are what are also know as Hoyer Lifts, mechanical lifts, then there are other types designed to assist with
Femur Fracture Due to Neglect There is a common theme to injuries such as pelvic and femur fractures and head injuries in nursing homes and other elder care facilities. Many of these falls are preventable if the resident was given
Subdural Hematoma Injuries Due to Falls Falls in nursing homes and other elder care facilities such as memory care and assisted living facilities can lead to serious fractures and head injuries including subdural hematomas. Over half of all traumatic brain
Minnesota Nursing Home Pelvic and Hip Fractures are Usually Preventable with Proper Care and Supervision and Often Occur During a Transfer or Due to Fall from Bed or in the Bathroom
Minnesota Nursing Home Fall Injuries Occur in Many Preventable Forms Including Falls or Drops from Hoyer Lifts or Patient Lifts, Falls from Beds and Wheelchairs when Left Unattended, Falls in the Bathroom or Shower and Others.