A lot can be said about “accidental falls” that happen frequently in residential facilities that no one wants to be accountable for. According to an online news source, Marjorie Herron, 97, passed away six days after her fall when she slipped out of her bathing chair and hit her head on the floor. Was anyone there to monitor her mobility or assist her with bathing? Nobody knows. Although the facility chalks it up to an accident, Herron’s daughter, Gwen Law, believes the fall was preventable. “We have made many changes to staff training and bath procedures to reduce the likelihood of accidents like this happening again,” said Anna Maria D’Angelo, senior media relations officer of the facility. It’s the family’s word versus the staff management, media experts and attorneys representing the facility. This story that leaked out into the media is a microcosm of the bigger problem that’s occurring in residential facilities across the United States. Can you avoid lack of accountability and increase safety for your elderly loved one? Absolutely. Hiring a live-in caregiver who can look after your elderly loved one 24 hours a day will dramatically minimize the chances of a fall. A-1 Home Care in Altadena has a wonderful team of trained, certified in-home caregivers who have years of experience caring for seniors.
Nobody loves your parents or grandparents like you do. However, can you trust that someone else can take care of your elderly loved ones like you would? If you have an aging mother or father staying at a facility where senior residents far outnumber the staff, how can you be completely sure that your loved one is safe from making deadly mistakes? And if an accident does happen – God forbid – will any facility staff member be brave enough to own up to the negligence? There’s an article on AgingCare.com titled, “Dementia Training Should Be Mandatory,” which brings to light the egregious problem of inadequate staff training in care facilities.
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