Your Loved one was Transferred to a Nursing Home for Post Surgery-Care - Lawyer Justin Varughese


Uploaded by parkerwaichman on 17.08.2012

Transcript:
You have a loved one who just had some type of a surgery and now they go from the hospital
to a nursing home to get rehabilitation or care for the surgical site. What do you need
to know? My name is Justin Varughese. I’m one of the attorneys here at Parker Waichman
and I wanted to talk with you about some of the nursing home’s responsibility is when
they’re caring for a patient who’s been admitted from a hospital after some type of
surgery. Now often times, patients are transferred from hospitals to nursing homes for physical
therapy or rehabilitation after some type of a surgery. And one of the nursing home’s
responsibilities as part of that admission is to monitor and care for the wound that
came as a result of the surgery, at the surgical site. Far too often what happens is the nursing
staff or some of the physicians at the nursing home don’t pay close enough attention to
the surgical site itself. And as a result, those sites sometimes become infected and
have horrible repercussions for the patient. So what are some of the things you can do
to prevent this from happening? Well, for one thing it’s important that you ask questions.
You ask the nurses and the doctors questions about the status of that site. How is it healing?
Is the wound closing? Is there any signs of infection? Well what are some of the signs
you can look at for, for yourself? If you notice in any changes in behavior of your
loved one at the nursing home. Certainly if you start to smell anything or you see any
drainage coming from the wound. These are things you should report to the nursing staff
and to the physicians as soon as possible and follow up and make sure that the issue
is being handled and follow up in the days and weeks to come to make sure that the wound
is in fact healing as a result of it. If you have a loved one at a nursing home who has
some type of a surgical site or a wound that’s been infected or they’re having some type
of infection as a result of being in the nursing home, I want you to pick up the phone and
give me a call. I handle cases like this all the time. I would very much like the opportunity
to talk with you and see if there’s anything we can do for you. My name is Justin Varughese
from Parker Waichman and thank you so much for your time.