If you or a loved one has sustained injury or death from a fall in a nursing home in RI or MA, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering as well as other losses. We are working with some of the leading nursing home neglect lawyers and there is no fee until you receive an award or a settlement. Please contact us for a free case evaluation.

Falls in Nursing Homes

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What are The Most Common Causes of Falls in RI Nursing Homes?

nurse home staff helping fallen elderFalls in nursing homes can be attributed to many causes. Often they are signs of other, underlying health problems. These can range from muscle weakness, wet floors and poor lighting, certain medications, and poor foot care. Many of these falls could be prevented with proper staff supervision and appropriate training in the facility’s equipment and protocol. This includes helping patients move on their own, or discouraging patients who need assistance from attempting activities that could result in injury. Hip fractures are a very common result of these unexpected falls in nursing homes. One needs to take these types of injuries very seriously because when a nursing home patient falls, and has an injury like a hip fracture, the repercussions are much worse due to their age.

Physical Restraints and Falls in Nursing Homes

Elderly woman's injured wrist after being restrainedIt has been considered by many that restraining patients in nursing homes may help protect patients from falls. A study by the CDC has shown that this is not the case. According to the CDC, not only are physically restraining patients ineffective in preventing falls, the restraints actually increase the risk of injuries and deaths related to falls. Regulations have helped to prevent injuries to elders in nursing homes, but a small number of nursing care facilities still report an increase in the number of injuries from falls.

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