Falls Play Factor In Nursing Home Deaths

Falls are a key factor in nursing home deaths, with the average amount of falls per nursing home patient at 2.6 per year.  50 to 75 percent of patients fall at least once a year. Twenty percent of those falls occur with serious injury.

Patients can experienced increased fall risks due to muscle weakness, medication, poor lighting, wet floors, and difficulty maneuvering around furniture in the room.  Families can proactively advocate for fall prevention options at nursing homes to protect loved ones. For more, read the story.


Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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