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Preventing pressure sores

One serious problem faced by many people in nursing homes is that of bedsores or pressure ulcers. These sores damage the cells of the skin. People who cannot freely move about are at the highest risk for bedsores. Pressure against the skin causes bedsores. The pressure does not even have to be that great; it simply has to cut off the blood circulation to a particular area. Common sites where bedsores occur are on the tailbone, shoulder blades, heels, backs of arms and legs, or on the hip. 

Tips for preserving evidence after a car accident

After a car accident, your first priority should be seeking emergency medical attention if you or any passengers need it. There are other priorities too, of course, such as contacting the police and ensuring your safety (for example, you could move your car if the accident was minor, or set up road flares).

Top signs you have a traumatic brain injury from a car accident

If you got into a car accident and struck your head against the dashboard, windshield or window, it is possible that you sustained a traumatic brain injury. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, motor vehicle accidents are one of the top causes of TBIs. These injuries can lead to serious disability and even death.

What truckers need to know about required electronic driving logs

It seems like a week rarely passes without news of a horrific crash involving a semi-truck. There are a number of reasons for this, including driver fatigue, the risk of driving such a large vehicle and pressure to drive in inclement weather. In order to mitigate the frequency of such accidents, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has mandated that truckers should utilize an electronic logging device.

How can I protect my parent from nursing home abuse?

Placing your elderly parent into a nursing home in Greenville was no easy decision. You researched your options well and chose a place that you believed was the safest place for your parent to receive the care and support he or she needs. Now that you are aware that nursing home abuse and negligence incidents are on the rise in assisted living and nursing home facilities across the country, you may be wondering what you can do to protect your parent and keep him or her from becoming a victim. 

Know these tips for safely sharing the road with truckers

Vehicles come in all shapes and sizes, from semi-trucks to automobiles to motorcycles. As large trucks have their own set of driving standards and requirements, they are often involved in accidents with smaller vehicles. In the United States, many lives are at stake, as more than 400,000 trucking accidents occur on American roadways each year.

3 warning signs of nursing home neglect

While nursing home abuse is sometimes characterized by intentional violence, it often takes the form of neglect. Intentional and unintentional neglect can cause serious problems for your loved one. Your loved one is in a nursing home and deserves to receive a proper level of care, including assistance with hygiene, nutrition and staying mobile.

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