If you are a reader of this blog then you are probably well aware of the mishaps that can occur in nursing homes and how they can cause all kinds of injuries and, sometimes, death. Though it is critical to be aware of these dangers and what you can do to take legal action if you or a loved one is injured by nursing home neglect, it is also important for you to consider how you can prevent such a fate from befalling you and your loved ones.
Many things can go wrong in a nursing home. Unauthorized medication may be given to a resident, patients may be subjected to inadequate nutrition, employees may abuse residents and negligent monitoring may leave an individual susceptible to harm. All of these issues can be quite serious, placing innocent and vulnerable individuals in harm's way. Another major problem is nursing home falls, which can easily occur if a patient is not properly watched or given support.