When placing a loved one in a nursing home in Connecticut, the family of the elderly or infirm person is expecting there to be a reasonable standard of care provided. Unfortunately, there are times when the nursing home staff does not live up to its role as a caregiver and fails to provide the proper liquids and nutrition to the residents. This can lead to dehydration and malnutrition and can result in illness or even death. Families who believe this type of nursing home negligence has taken place need to know how to pursue compensation in a legal filing.
Winters in Connecticut can be particularly harsh, and 2017 has been no exception. When there is inclement weather, there is an increased danger of a car accident. Compounding the issue is the difficulty to see, the number of people who are trying to navigate while on slippery surfaces, and the large vehicles that are used to remove ice and snow. Those who are injured or lose a loved one in an incident in poor weather have the right to seek compensation for it.
When it becomes necessary for Connecticut residents to place an elderly or infirm loved one in a nursing home, it is not a decision they come to lightly. The goal is to provide sound, expert care. Unfortunately, there are times when a nursing home does not provide the care that is required. It can even reach the level of nursing home abuse. The state authorities regulate these facilities and issue sanctions if there are violations. Families should particularly pay attention to their loved ones to see if there are any issues that might warrant a legal filing.
Sexual abuse of children is one of the worst crimes imaginable and there are many people in Connecticut who have been victimized and suffered lifelong aftereffects from it. This is a matter that will affect a person not just physically, but emotionally as well. With the number of high-profile cases involving people who were arrested and convicted of child sexual abuse, a greater number of people are choosing to come forward with their own stories of abuse.
Connecticut drivers undoubtedly know the expansive list of concerns when they are out on the road and the danger of being in a car accident without even knowing the actual statistics. When the numbers are examined, these concerns increase exponentially. In 2015, the number of deaths on highways is believed to have surpassed 40,000. If accurate, that would be the highest number of deaths in the almost 10 years. Understanding why the numbers are increasing is important to try and prevent an accident. It is also important to know the cause of an accident after it has happened so the victims can seek compensation in a legal filing.
Medicare and Medicaid are two of the most widely utilized federal programs in Connecticut and other states throughout the country. These programs are meant to help individuals pay for healthcare when they are either older and likely not working, which is when Medicare is often used, or when they have little income or assets regardless of age, which is when Medicaid is frequently sought. One of the services often provided by Medicare especially is helping to pay for long-term care in a certified nursing home. Those Connecticut residents who use this system should know that the federal government mandates that individuals in such homes have certain rights.
Winter in Connecticut has its advantages. Many people enjoy participating in outdoor cold-weather activities, such as skiing, ice-skating and sledding. Some simply like walking around looking at the freshly-fallen snow. Unfortunately, however, for those that have to travel during the winter, whether for a long trip or just a daily commute, snow, ice and slush can be dangerous.
Life in the modern world, especially in the United States, makes driving a car almost a necessity for most people. Outside large urban areas, private vehicles are the most efficient and sometimes only way to get from one place to another. Even those who live near Connecticut's cities likely need a car to commute to work or get to other places they need to go.
The decision to place a loved one in a nursing home is not an easy one. Families place their faith in the nursing home that their loved one will receive the best quality of care. Unfortunately, this does not always happen. For example, three nursing homes in Connecticut have recently been fined for violations.
Health care employees in Bridgeport may aim to provide their patients with the best possible care, but unfortunately, they may undermine this goal by not getting enough sleep. According to one report, 32 percent of health care employees stated that they only got six hours of sleep daily. This is different from the amount of sleep professionals recommend that adults get of seven to nine hours a day.