Nursing Home Residents Can Suffer Fractured Hip, Pelvis or Femur When Left Unattended in Bathroom
As an attorney who handles nursing home abuse and neglect cases the most frequent form of preventable injury I see in nursing homes and assisted living facilities are fall injuries. Some residents can suffer fractured hip injuries. Many falls with fractures unfortunately result in death. It is imperative that every effort is made to protect residents from falling in the first place. The most common ways the falls occur is from improper transfers or being left alone on a toilet.
In my experience, falls resulting from being left unattended are foreseeable and preventable. A person is usually left unattended due to staffing levels, and the aide or nurse is trying to accomplish the toileting of one resident while attending to some other task.
Nursing Home Falls – Residents Can Suffer Fractured Hip
The Fall Prevention Center of Excellence has created many helpful resources for those interested in fall prevention. These resources include newsletters, fact sheets, and technical assistance briefs.
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If you or a loved one has suffered fall or fracture injury or abuse in a nursing home or other care facility that serves the elderly in Minnesota, please contact our firm for a free consultation and information regarding the obligations of the facility and your rights as a resident or concerned family member.
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