A recent study has found that women are at a higher risk of death following a hip fracture. There are several things you can do that may help prevent a hip fracture from happening in the first place. Contact a Louisville nursing home abuse attorney if you or a loved one has suffered an injury after a bad fall.
Seven Ways to Prevent Hip Fractures
- ensure you receive bone density tests regularly, as osteoporosis is a leading cause of hip fractures from standing height falls;
- make sure your diet includes plenty of calcium and vitamin D;
- regular exercise can help improve leg strength and balance;
- review your medications, as some side effects include dizziness or drowsiness;
- poor vision may increase the likelihood of falling, so have your eyes checked by an optometrist;
- ensure your living quarters are free of slipping or tripping hazards, such as rugs and electrical cords; and
- insist that the nursing home provide safety features like grab bars, good lighting, a bed of appropriate height, and ensure your wheelchair is properly maintained.
Contacting a Louisville Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Following a Bad Fall
If you or your loved one has sustained an injury because of a bad fall, the team of attorneys at the Gray & White Law Firm can help. Whether the injury was caused by abuse or neglect, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries. Contact us today at 502-210-8942 for a free consultation.