According to 42 CFR § 483.25, quality care is a fundamental principle that applies to all treatment and care provided to facility residents.
Archive for the ‘Falls’ Category
Nursing Home Falls are Preventable Most nursing home falls are preventable. In my experience one of the more preventable types of abuse and neglect that occurs in a nursing home would be fault events. There are many types of fall events which occur in a nursing home some of the more common include: Falls as […]
Elder Abuse and Neglect in Nursing Homes There is an increasing trend is towards providing care in a home like environment whenever possible. There is a wide spectrum of housing for elderly and disabled persons with an increasing number of campus models where people can remain as independent as possible and as their medical needs […]
Nursing Homes Need to Make Every Effort to Prevent Falls and Other Accidents in Nursing Homes Prevent falls and other accidents in nursing homes. After a fall the individual needs to be closely monitored and assessed by qualified nursing or home staff. Often the nursing home does not insure that the resident is assessed by a […]
Registered Nurses Should be Doing Assessments Not LPNs. As an attorney that handles abuse and neglect cases in nursing homes and other types of elder care housing with services, the type of staff member monitoring a resident is crucial. I have seen many examples of where a unskilled lower level nurse (such as an LPN) […]