In fact, the danger of slipping, tripping, and falling is so great that nursing homes and assisted living facilities are required to maintain plans for their prevention and standards for their treatment if they do happen. If a nursing home fails to adequately address a slip, trip, and fall accident, or is negligent in attempting to prevent one, they may be held accountable.
The potential for falling, and the risk of injury that it presents are so great in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and group homes, that a wealth of reliable literature has been published.
Nursing homes and other elder care facilities are tasked with doing all they can to prevent slip, trip, and fall accidents. Even so, negligent supervision, dangerous obstacles, and unfit living environments have been discovered in numerous nursing homes nation-wide. Common causes of slip, trip, and fall accidents in nursing facilities include:
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