No nursing home can prevent every fall that may occur. However, all nursing homes are required to reduce the risk of fall injuries by assessing the risks to each resident. This assessment will govern the types of precautions that the nursing home may take to lessen the likelihood of a fall. When the nursing home fails to take an assessment, or to implement precautions, then the nursing home can be held responsible for the injuries and loss of life.
In performing a fall risk assessment of a resident, a reasonably careful and skillful nurse may classify a resident as a high fall risk where the following factors are present:
In caring for a high fall risk resident, nursing home staff may implement the following fall interventions:
If your loved one has been injured or has died after falling in a nursing home, and you are wondering whether the nursing home is responsible, then please, feel free to call and speak to one of our experienced Georgia nursing home neglect lawyers today. Our consultations are always free.