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Nursing Homes Must Take Careful Precautions To Protect Residents

July 15, 2015

At some point, you may have to have an older relative placed in the care of a nursing home. When you do, you hope the facility is capable of providing a premium level of care. Nursing homes are tasked with tending to the needs of people who are often extremely physically and mentally vulnerable. As such, there are several very important aspects to good nursing home care.

First, a nursing home staff must be well trained. They need to know how to handle routine responsibilities as well as emergency situations.

Often, nursing home residents require medications. Therefore, the staff should be aware of each patient’s medication needs. It is vital for residents to receive the correct medications at the appropriate times.

It is also critical that nursing home facilities be kept well maintained and hazard-free. Falling down is of primary concern for older individuals. A fall for someone who is physically frail could cause very serious or even fatal injuries. As such, facility floors must be kept dry and obstacle-free whenever possible.

It is overwhelming to think of a loved one being hurt due to the negligence of a nursing home staff. If such an unfortunate event does occur, it is very important for the situation to receive scrutiny.

If a loved one of yours has suffered a nursing home injury, you may wish to seek compensation for the medical expenses as well as the pain and suffering caused by the incident. The attorneys at Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. have experience handling cases involving medical professional negligence, which you can read about on this website.