5 Drug Safety Tips for the Elderly Under Nursing Home Care

The elderly are more susceptible to injuries caused by medication errors. However, there are ways that the chance of an injury can be significantly reduced or even completely eliminated. If your loved one became seriously or fatally ill, or injured as a result of nursing home negligence, contact a Louisville nursing home attorney.

Here are 5 drug safety tips for the elderly: 
  • review your loved one’s medications with a doctor or pharmacy, especially when prescribed a new drug;
  • check with a doctor before mixing over-the-counter medicines with prescription drugs;
  • always dispose of used or old medicines;
  • learn what the side effects could be when starting a new drug; and
  • carefully read the label to ensure the right medication and right dosage is being given. 
When your loved one has been entrusted to the care of a nursing home facility, you assume they will be safely and properly cared for. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. If your loved one was abused or neglected, you should immediately seek assistance from a Louisville nursing home attorney.

A lawyer will take the time to:  
  • evaluate the details of your case;
  • determine if the nursing home was liable; and
  • explain what types of compensation may be available.  
Don’t delay in seeking legal counsel when your loved one’s rights have been violated.

Contacting a Louisville Nursing Home Attorney

A Louisville nursing home lawyer at Gray and White can help you handle every aspect of your nursing home abuse claim. If you believe someone you love has been the victim of abuse or neglect, contact us today for a FREE, no-commitment evaluation of your case – 1-888-450-4456 or 502-210- 8942.
Matthew L. White
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Founder & Partner of Louisville Personal Injury Law Firm Gray & White Law
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