Springtime means warmer New York temperatures and more opportunities for bike riding in pleasant weather. However, it also means bad road conditions due to the previous winter weather and current rainfall. According to a national survey in 2012, bad roadways and walkways were the third-leading cause of injuries for cyclists, shares the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center.
Each time your doctor prescribes a new medication, you have the responsibility of learning about the purpose of the prescription you are taking, how to take it and what negative side effects to watch for. Fortunately, with a process called medication reconciliation, you can aid your health care provider in New York to make the right decisions about the prescriptions you are given. In fact, with this method, you can significantly reduce your chances of being the victim of a preventable medication error.
If you have just received word that you need to get surgery, chances are you have begun to feel the storm of emotions that often accompany such news. While it would be convenient to rely on the preparation, knowledge and vigilance of your surgeon to provide the highest quality care, the risks of surgical errors are always present. At Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld, LLP, we have helped many people in New York to learn about how their preparation can better protect them from costly errors.
You have been experiencing several symptoms that have affected your energy levels and have left you feeling tired, unwell and defeated. In an effort to feel like yourself again, you paid a visit to your health care provider to get some direction as you sought a solution to solve your health concerns. Your doctor prescribes you an antibiotic and you are on your way. However, have you ever considered that maybe your doctor can make a mistake and leave you at risk of suffering additional symptoms because he prescribed the incorrect medication? At Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld, LLP, we have helped many people in New York to learn about the dangers of prescription errors.
Nursing homes were designed to provide a place for elderly folks who require assistance with day-to-day needs. They may also need frequent monitoring, access to general medical treatments and a place to live that is safe and secure. While most families in New York wish to provide this type of compassionate care by themselves, it can be difficult to provide for elderly family members while managing other family obligations and work commitments. Many families put a lot of trust in nursing home facilities to provide their family members with thorough care, but some of these establishments fail to live up to their expectations.
Coming to terms with the fact that you need surgery can sometimes be difficult, especially if the procedure is one that you are unfamiliar with. While you may have taken every precaution to understand what will happen and why it needs to happen, you do not have complete control over your surgeon's actions during your procedure. Fortunately, there are things you can do to protect yourself and prevent an infection from happening after your surgery takes place in New York.
You and your loved one have had many lengthy discussions about his or her wellness and growing need for everyday assistance. However, the decision to begin looking for a nursing home is rarely made without feelings of concern and hesitance. At Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld, LLP, we are familiar with the risks that residents of nursing homes are subject to and have helped many families in New York to actively protect their loved one's wellbeing.
Medication is a critical component of health for many people in the Queens area. They implicitly trust their doctors to prescribe the right drugs to help them manage their conditions and save their lives. Unfortunately, as beneficial as prescription drugs can be, there is also a dark side to consider. According to American Nurse Today, every year, “more than 7,000 fatalities occur from medication errors, leading to longer hospital stays and more medical expenses for patients.
When it comes to selecting the right nursing home or retirement community in the New York City area for a loved one, careful consideration must be given to all options. Regardless of how much care and thought one puts into selection, there is still the possibility of their family member experiencing abuse and neglect at the hands of their caregivers. Understaffing is a prevalent problem in nursing homes across the nation. According to U.S. News & World Report, “proper and consistent staff-to-resident ratios are essential” to ensure quality of care and treatment nursing home residents receive.