In one of our blog posts last week, we discussed how nursing home residents are at an increased risk of hip fractures because of falls. If you recall, we discussed some of the reasons why these falls are more common in the elderly population. All of those reasons highlight the need for nursing homes to have very strong anti-fall practices for their residents.
When you learn that your loved one was injured in a fall, even if the injury wasn't a hip fracture, you might wonder what you can do about it. We can help you learn your options to deal with improper care in a nursing home. Our previous blog post discussed some of the differences between types of nursing home abuse. It is important that we look into your loved ones injuries and other factors that might clue us into exactly what is going on.