(800) 738-4046
Local: (214) 231-0544

We know what it takes to win.

How to Prevent Fall-Related Injuries in Nursing Homes

By The Law Office of WT Johnson on January 23, 2013

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 1,800 elderly adults in nursing homes are killed each year from injuries caused by falling. Those who survive fall-related injuries can suffer permanent disabilities and a reduced quality of life. But there are steps that Texas nursing homes can take to prevent these types of tragic injuries, such as:

  • Keep floors dry, walkways well lit and floors clear of debris.
  • When there are hazardous conditions, have bright warning signs and cones placed around the area.
  • Broken railings, ramps and steps must be repaired as soon as possible.
  • Carefully monitor elderly patients who are vulnerable to falls.
  • Have sufficient staff to assist elderly patients as they walk to the restroom or around the facility.

You can also take steps to prevent fall-related injuries for your loved one:

  • Consult with your loved one’s doctor. If possible, it can be helpful to request physical therapy and strength exercises for your loved one to keep him or her mobile and healthy.
  • Request additional grab bars and handrails in your loved one’s room.
  • Make sure that wheelchairs and walkers are provided when needed.

If your loved one has suffered an injury while under the care of a nursing home, you should discuss your legal options with our Texas fall accident lawyers. Contact the Law Offices of W.T. Johnson today to set-up your free consultation.

Related Articles:

If you would like to discuss your claim with a member of our team, don’t hesitate to call us at (214) 231-0544. We’re ready to help you, and won’t rest until you receive the settlement you deserve.

Office Location

The Law Office of WT Johnson
901 Main Street
Suite 6551
Dallas, Texas 75202

Toll Free: (800) 738-4046
Local: (214) 231-0544
Click for directions

Connect With Us

Copyright & Disclaimer

The Law Office of WT Johnson Disclaimer: The legal information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice, nor the formation of a lawyer or attorney client relationship. Any results set forth herein are based upon the facts of that particular case and do not represent a promise or guarantee. Please contact a lawyer for a consultation on your particular legal matter. This web site is not intended to solicit clients for matters outside of the state of Texas.

© 2019 by The Law Office of WT Johnson. All Rights Reserved.

Website Design, SEO and Legal Internet Marketing by: SLS Consulting | Blog Sitemap