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March 2018 Archives

Misuse of Antipsychotic Drugs in Nursing Homes Rampant

Large amounts of nursing homes here in Texas are understaffed, creating a situation where the nurses are stretched too thin in the activities. Many of the residents have mental health issues that require extensive attention and can be challenging to deal with. The common person would expect the homes to just hire additional nurses to pick up some of the work, but in practice the nursing homes have decided on a cheaper, more sinister solution.

Important facts about common medication errors in nursing homes

One issue that might affect residents in a San Antonio area nursing home or retirement community involves medication. Many seniors take prescription drugs to maintain their health, manage symptoms and alleviate discomfort. Nursing homes and retirement communities must provide their residents with the care and assistance to ensure their daily needs and medical care are met. Unfortunately, some facilities fall short of this obligation, exposing their residents to abuse and neglect. 

Reasons to reject an insurance settlement after a car accident

After a car accident, one of the things you have to do is notify your insurance provider. The other driver will also notify his or her insurer. You may think that what will naturally follow is each company compensating you for the accident, especially when it is not your fault.

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