How Can Your Nursing Home Avoid Costly Slip-and-Fall Claims?

Direct medical costs and worker's compensation claims cost nursing homes millions of dollars every year.

Patient health and safety should be paramount for every nursing home. That means taking every possible precaution to prevent patients from falling, and, if a patient does fall, being able to lift them safely and get them to proper care.

60% of nursing home residents will experience a serious fall every year, according to a study from the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI).

Patient falls pose a serious financial threat to your nursing home. The average slip-and-fall settlement in America ranges from $3,000 to $25,000. If a patient sustains further complications from the fall, that settlement often reaches $1 million or more. 

Falls are the leading cause of emergency room visits.

Nursing Home Liabilities

Nursing homes and other medical facilities have dual liability for patient falls. Just like any property owner, nursing homes are subject to premises liability, which holds property owners accountable for slip-and-falls that occur on their property. Nursing homes are also liable under a medical negligence theory for patient falls that result in serious injuries.

But, there's a third liability that nursing homes face when patients fall: if the person helping them back up gets injured too. Millions of Americans suffer serious injuries and tens of thousands of dollars in medical costs because they tried to help someone else up from a fall. Healthcare workers are not exempt.

Nursing homes are liable for patient falls in more than one way.

Reduce Response Time and Prevent Improper Lifting 

While preventing falls in nursing homes may be impossible, preventing improper lifting is not. That's where the Raizer M Lifting Chair comes in.

Raizer M is an FDA-approved lifting device that enables a single person to easily help a person that has fallen get back up into a seated position. By turning its handle, anybody, no matter how strong, can use the Raizer M to lift someone up to 330 pounds in less than 4 minutes. 

Raizer M can save nursing homes millions of dollars in direct medical costs and workers' compensation claims.

If a healthcare worker can quickly and correctly lift a fallen patient, they can get that patient to the hospital for proper medical care much faster than before. Furthermore, Raizer M ensures that the patient nor the healthcare worker will suffer injuries from improper lifting. Check out the video here!

No lifting device on the market compares to Raizer M's ease of use and effectiveness for its price point. If your nursing home wants to protect its patients and staff from injuries and itself from legal repercussions, Raizer M is the solution. 

You can purchase the Raizer M Lifting Chair for only $1,475 and get free shipping on your order by clicking the button below.