In some cases a nursing home fall may be a form of nursing home abuse or neglect, particularly when the nursing home knew, or should have known, that a patient was a fall risk. Patients who are at risk of falling because of age or medical condition may need to have accommodations made for them. For example, they may need a nurse or an aide to accompany them to the bathroom or help them get into a wheelchair to move around the facility.
When appropriate accommodations are not made and the needs of the patient are not met, then the nursing home staff may have been neglectful in their care. Without reviewing your mother’s case, it is hard to know if her situation was a sad accident or the result of nursing home neglect.
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If you believe your loved one is being subjected to nursing home abuse you need to speak with an experienced nursing home neglect attorney as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our office directly at 816.471.5111 to schedule a free consultation.