Decubitus ulcer / Pressures sores

Nursing homes, hospitals, rehab facilities or and health care facility have a duty to prevent decubitus ulcers, pressure sores or what is also called bed sores. A common problem that I run into is the failure of the facility to change their care based on the changing condition of the resident.  If a person becomes…

Policy and Proceedure to prevent nursing home falls

Nursing homes have an affirmative duty to prevent accidents and falls.  Federal law requires this and their own policy and procedure manuals dictate what is to be done.  Amazingly, those written policies are often ignored.  Below is argument presented on behalf of a resident who fell nine (9) times in six months!  The nursing home…