As you or your loved ones get older, they are more likely to become a fall risk due to instability, difficulty ambulating, degeneration of strength, and other issues. In fact, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevent (“CDC”), more than one out of four people over 65 years of age falls each year. […]
When many of us become too incapacitated to care for ourselves, we may decide to entrust nursing home facilities for our health needs and overall well-being. Families cannot always be expected to care for the elderly since many seniors have special needs that require hours of personal care if not constant monitoring that is too time consuming and costly. But, unfortunately, the majority of nursing home centers fall far short of providing adequate care, mostly due to inadequate staffing. […]
When we age, we begin to experience the obvious signs of decline such as stiff and aching joints, arthritis, high cholesterol, fatty liver, poor vision, and slow reaction times. But one of the most feared conditions is Alzheimer, a form of dementia. And for residents in nursing homes who are suffering from dementia, they are the most vulnerable to physical and financial abuse. […]
The terms “nursing home neglect” and “nursing home abuse” are often used interchangeably. And while the two terms do share some similarities, they are also very distinct. Consider the following information about the differences between nursing home abuse and neglect, and what to do if you suspect that your elderly loved one is a victim of either—- […]
If you suspect that a loved one of yours who resides in a nursing home is a victim of nursing home abuse, neglect, or medical malpractice, you should take action immediately. All three of these acts can be injurious to an elderly person, and sometimes even fatal. To aid you in your quest to put an end to abuse/neglect and recoup damages, you’ll want an experienced attorney on your side. But how can you find a good Boston nursing home lawyer that you can trust with handling your case?
The decision to hire a lawyer after learning that a loved one is the victim of nursing home abuse is not easy. In fact, you may be so shocked by the knowledge of the abuse that you aren’t sure what to do, and hiring legal help may be the furthest thing from your mind. But […]
Even more difficult than making the decision to move an elderly loved one into a nursing home is suspecting that the nursing home resident has been subjected to nursing home abuse. Nursing home abuse is a serious concern, and when nursing home abuse occurs, victims deserve justice. As a loved one of a nursing home resident in Massachusetts, here are some of the signs of nursing home abuse to be aware of—
Many patients of Nursing Homes have a high risk for falling. Patients may have a history of falls, or present as a fall risk due to their difficulty with mobility, recent surgery, mental status impairment, prescribed medications such as sedatives, or simply their use of an assisted mobility device. Whatever the reason may be, a Nursing Home patient identified as a fall risk can suffer significant injuries if they are not monitored correctly.
Nursing Home Abuse – The Hidden Danger of Bed Sores
For many different reasons you, or your loved ones, may need to be admitted to a nursing home for assisted living. Nursing home patients often are unable to ambulate or have limited ability to do so. Therefore, patients may be restricted to their bed and dependent on the care provided by the nursing home staff. If patients with ambulatory limitations are not properly cared for, they may develop bedsores, or pressure ulcers, due to the extended amount of time in one position. The bedsores or ulcers are preventable if the nursing home and its staff take the appropriate steps to care for their patients.
Commuting is essential for many workers in and around the city of Boston. The traffic on the Mass Pike or 93 is often congested and makes for an unbearably long commute. Therefore, many individuals use the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (“MBTA”) transportation systems to regularly travel throughout the city.