Reduction of Restraints in Nursing Homes Begs Question is This a Good Thing

Reasons To Use Not Use RestraintsIn my experience, I have witnessed facilities slow to utilize restraints—even after repeated episodes of falls. In one of my cases, the facility refused to restrain a resident despite 14 reported falls (many with associated injuries) while living at the nursing home. Unfortunately, the resident’s 15th fall resulted in a head injury which ultimately cost her life.

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