Go to navigation Go to content
Phone: (703) 584-7277
Benjamin W. Glass III & Associates
SHARE YOUR STORY Fill out the quick contact form below to get in touch with the BenGlassLaw team. Tell us your story, and we'll tell you how we can help.

Fairfax

  • 3915 Old Lee Highway Suite 22-B
    Fairfax, VA 22030
  • Phone: (703) 584-7277
  • Fax: (703) 783-0686
  • This office is open M-F, 9-5.
  • Get Directions

Alexandria

  • 1010 Cameron St
    Alexandria, VA 22310
  • Phone: (703) 688-3944
  • xThis is a satellite office that is staffed several days a month. Please always call before dropping by!
  • Get Directions

Arlington

  • 1655 Fort Myer Dr #700
    Arlington, VA 22209
  • Phone: (703)591-9829
  • This is a satellite office that is staffed several days a month. Please always call before dropping by!
  • Get Directions

Dumfries

  • 17932 S. Fraley Blvd Suite 400-F
    Dumfries, VA 22026
  • Phone: (703) 988-7607
  • This is a satellite office that is staffed several days a month. Please always call before dropping by!
  • Get Directions

Herndon

  • 13800 Coppermine Road 1st Floor
    Herndon, VA 20171
  • Phone: (703) 544-7868
  • Fax: 703.783.0686
  • This is a satellite office that is staffed several days a month. Please always call before dropping by!
  • Get Directions

Fredericksburg

  • 1135 Heatherstone Dr
    Fredericksburg, VA 22407
  • Phone: (540) 227-4571
  • This is a satellite office that is staffed several days a month. Please always call before dropping by!
  • Get Directions

Lexington

  • PO Box 530
    Lexington, VA 24450
  • Phone: (540)300-2716
  • Lexington attorney Van Hardenbergh graciously allows the use of his office for clients meetings at this location and, with client permission, serves as co-counsel in cases in this area.
  • Get Directions

Manassas

  • 10432 Balls Ford Rd. Suite 300
    Manassas, VA 20109
  • Phone: (703) 988-7656
  • Fax: 703.783.0686
  • This is a satellite office that is staffed several days a month. Please always call before dropping by!
  • Get Directions

Newport News

  • 11836 Canon Blvd Suite 100
    Newport News, VA 23606
  • Phone: (757) 932-9683
  • Newport News attorney Scott Wash is the BenGlassLaw team member at this office.
  • Get Directions

Petersburg

  • 1658 Berkeley Avenue
    Petersburg, VA 23805
  • Phone: (804) 601-1179
  • Petersburg attorney Van Hardenbergh graciously allows us the use of his office for clients meetings in Petersburg and with client permission acts as co-counsel in cases in this area.
  • Get Directions

Quantico - Stafford

  • 800 Corporate Drive, 3rd Floor
    Stafford, VA 22554
  • Phone: (540) 358-1371
  • This is a satellite office that is staffed several days a month. Please always call before dropping by!
  • Get Directions

Reston

  • 12020 Sunrise Valley Dr. Suite 100
    Reston, VA 20191
  • Phone: (703) 988-7721
  • Fax: 703-783-0686
  • This is a satellite office that is staffed several days a month. Please always call before dropping by!
  • Get Directions

Richmond

  • 1506 Willow Lawn Dr. Suite 121
    Richmond, VA 23230
  • Phone: (804) 597-0119
  • Richmond attorney Bob Battle graciously permits us to use this office for client meetings and, with client permission, co-counsels with us on Richmond area cases
  • Get Directions

Virginia Beach

  • 4164 Virginia Beach Blvd Suite 204
    Virginia Beach, VA 23452
  • Phone: (757) 302-7527
  • Virginia Beach attorney Kellam Parks graciously permits us to use this office for client meetings and, with client permission, co-counsels with us on Virginia Beach area cases
  • Get Directions

Williamsburg

  • 809 Richmond Road
    Williamsburg, VA 23185
  • Phone: (757) 296-0594
  • Willaimsburg attorney Stu Spirn graciously permits us to use this office for client meetings and, with client permission, co-counsels with us on Williamsburg area cases
  • Get Directions

Are Falls the Result of Virginia Nursing Home Neglect?

Comments (0)
When you fall, you might suffer a few bruises or possibly some broken bones. When an elderly person falls, the outcome is far more catastrophic.

Nursing home falls are a big problem

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each year, “one in every three adults age 65 or older will fall and two million will be treated in an emergency department for injuries caused by falls.” The CDC reported in 2008 that an average nursing home with 100 beds reports 100 to 200 falls annually. Even worse, every year approximately 1,800 individuals living in nursing homes die as a result of fall-related injuries.

Falls and nursing home neglect

Falls can occur just about anywhere, including nursing homes and assisted living facilities. While not every fall is considered nursing home neglect in Virginia, some cases do fall into that category.

Nursing homes are frequently understaffed, causing the neglect of countless residents. These individuals become one of many who need the attention of the nursing home staff, but fail to receive it. Sadly, the ones who need the highest amount of attention, such as those suffering from dementia or other conditions, are often neglected the most.

There are things that can be done to prevent nursing home falls, according to the CDC, including:

  • Educating the nursing staff on fall prevention.
  • Reviewing the patient’s level of fall risk.
  • Treating a medical condition that could lead to a fall.
  • Modifying the patient’s environment to make it easier to move around.
  • Using an alarm to notify the staff when a patient has gotten out of bed unassisted.

If your loved one fell in a nursing home or assisted living facility, you need to speak with an experienced Virginia nursing home neglect lawyer. For more information, contact our office at 703.584.7277.
Ben Glass
Ben Glass is a nationally recognized Virginia injury, medical malpractice, and long-term disability attorney
Be the first to comment!

Post a Comment

To reply to this message, enter your reply in the box labeled "Message", hit "Post Message."

Name:*

Email:* (will not be published)

Message:*

Notify me of follow-up comments via email.