A nursing home can administer hundreds or even thousands of pills and other types of medication in a single day. Many nursing home residents require regular medications to keep them healthy. This means nursing home staff must keep up with scores of medications and dosages and there is no room for error. Unfortunately, an increasing…
Prescription errors refer to mistakes in prescribing and dispensing medications. These errors are often referred to as preventable adverse drug events. Medication errors can occur virtually anywhere, including in a hospital, pharmacy, or nursing home. Medication errors are among the most common medical errors, harming at least 1.5 million people every year. Kids are at…
For adults who are disabled or need constant care, group homes offer the around the clock care necessary while providing a sense of community. However, like nursing homes and other long term care facilities, residents in group homes are susceptible to dangers like neglect, abuse, and medication errors.