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Hip fractures

Hip Fractures Among Older Adults More than 95% of hip fractures among adults ages 65 and older are caused by falls (Grisso et al. 1991). These injuries can cause severe health problems and lead to reduced quality of life and premature death (Wolinsky et al. 1997; Hall et al. 2000). How big is the problem?

Problem of falls in nursing homes

Falls in Nursing Homes How big is the problem? In 2003, 1.5 million people 65 and older lived in nursing homes (National Center for Health Statistics 2005). If current rates continue, by 2030 this number will rise to about 3 million (Sahyoun et al. 2002). Each year, a typical nursing home with 100 beds reports

Arbitration denied

SHARON OSTROFF, Individually and as Power of Attorney for Lillian Restine, Plaintiff, v. ALTERRA HEALTHCARE CORPORATION, Defendant. CIVIL ACTION NO. 05-6187 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 50730 July 25, 2006, Decided Sharon Ostroff, individually and as power of attorney for Lillian Restine, her mother, filed suit

Treatment of Pressure Ulcers

15. Treatment of Pressure Ulcers Treatment of Pressure Ulcers Clinical Guideline Number 15 AHCPR Publication No. 95-0652: December 1994 Foreword The incidence of pressure ulcers is sufficiently high, especially among certain high-risk groups, to warrant concern among health care providers. These groups include elderly patients admitted to the hospital for femoral fracture (66-percent incidence) and

Wound care

Pressure Ulcers Also referred to as decubitus ulcers or bed sores, these are lesions caused by unrelieved pressure resulting in damage to underlying tissue. Pressure ulcers usually occur over a bony prominence such as the sacrum or heel, and are staged to classify the degree of tissue damage1. The risk for pressure ulcer development is

Allegations of cover up

Article published Mar 22, 2006 Ex-nursing chief sues White Oak Manor RACHEL E. LEONARD, Staff Writer A former nursing director at a Spartanburg long-term care facility is seeking court relief on claims she was fired for refusing to help cover up a medication error that sent a resident into a brain-damaging insulin shock. Management at

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