My Elderly Mother Falls A Lot At Her Florida Nursing Home. What Can I Do To Help Her?
A: Unfortunately, elderly people are more prone to fall and get injured. According to the National Safety Council, the number of deaths caused by falls among those 65 and older are four times the number of fall deaths in other age groups. With this being said, it is extremely important that the facility she lives in has done their part to help prevent any future fall accidents.
The nursing home should have proper lighting in hallways and stairwells, handrails on both sides of the staircase, repair damages to the walkways, and remove all clutter from traffic areas. In addition, all areas should be clean and all rugs that are not non-skid mats should be removed. If the nursing home or assisted living facility has not done their part and your elderly relative is being injured due to their negligence, you may have a Florida premises liability case.
Call a skilled South Florida slip and fall accident attorney at the Law Office of David Benenfeld today at 954-677-0155 to find out your rights and if you have a case. We will provide you with a free legal consultation at your convenience.