When your loved one is in a nursing home, you expect the best care. Your mother has a hard time getting out of bed without help, and when she's in a wheelchair, she barely moves. Since she struggles so much to move, it's vital that the nursing staff helps her adjust and move regularly to prevent bedsores. Not doing so can constitute nursing home abuse, a claim for which you may receive compensation.
You've been with your spouse for many years, but you know that he is not able to care for himself anymore. You're getting older, too, and you need to know that he is getting the care he needs. While you don't want to look into nursing care, you know it's the right thing to do. Where do you start, though? How can you make sure your spouse is cared for in the same way that you'd care for him if you could?
Here are five ways to recognize nursing home abuse or negligence, so you can find a nursing facility that fits your spouse's needs while protecting him from unnecessary pain and suffering.
Anesthesia, used routinely when patients need to be calm or asleep during an operation or medical treatment, helps block pain and motion. While it's common to use anesthesia before your child goes into surgery, there are some things that can affect the way it works. Here are a few quick facts that you should know about anesthesia.
As a child who wants to do what is best for an elderly parent, you hope to choose a nursing home facility that provides top-notch care. Unfortunately, there are facilities and workers who don't share the same goals as you. Instead, they only care about themselves and their paycheck. As a result, nursing home abuse often comes into play.
Before we go any further, there's one very important thing to remember: There is more than one type of nursing home abuse.
Lawmakers in Washington have proposed a number of ways to reduce what they perceive to be wasteful spending. Among proposals that some experts consider particularly troubling is placing caps on medical malpractice payouts and making it more difficult for patients to prove malpractice occurred in the first place.
The lawmakers who are proposing these new regulations are doing so on a questionable premise. They contend that the cost of health care throughout the country is massively inflated because the malpractice industry has made the cost of doing business untenable for health care professionals.
As a pregnant woman, you do whatever it takes to remain healthy while you're carrying your baby. From there, you hope that you receive the best possible medical care when the big day finally arrives.
Unfortunately, there are times when a child is injured at birth due to the negligence of a medical professional.
When a woman believes she may have a health issue and she sees a doctor to have the matter diagnosed, she has every reason to believe that her concerns will be taken seriously. Doctors have a duty to listen carefully to their patients when they describe their symptoms. To do otherwise could prevent the doctor from properly diagnosing a serious condition.
Falling is one of the gravest dangers that older and more frail patients face during hospital stays. In a previous blog post, we discussed the things that hospitals can do to help identify high-risk patients. But merely identifying such patients is not enough. So, what can a hospital actually do to prevent falls from occurring?
Deciding to place a family member in a nursing home or similar assisted living facility is often difficult. You want your loved one to receive excellent care and have a high quality of life. However, if they have medical issues, such as mobility limitations or Alzheimer's, you may not be able to care for them at home any more.
The only thing more heartbreaking than needing to put your parent into a nursing home is realizing that they are being mistreated, abused, or neglected in the facility where they are living. If you believe a loved one is experiencing elder abuse, you should take immediate action.
It seems that we are inundated with commercials and other forms of marketing touting the curative properties of medications that are currently available. The problem with these paid messages is that they don't ever explain how the medications actually interact with your body. You are just being handed the notion that all you need to do is take a drug and your medical issues will be magically remedied. But when it comes to prescription drugs, things are not so simple.