Monthly Archives: October 2020

The Importance of Planning for Your Loved Ones During National Long-Term Care Planning Month & How to Get Help if You Suspect Elder Abuse

Do you have a loved one, such as elderly parents or grandparents, who you anticipate may need to enter a nursing home at some point in the future? Do you anticipate needing to enter a nursing home yourself? If so, right now is the perfect time to research local nursing homes and put together a long-term care plan, as every October is National Long-Term Care Planning Month. The Importance of Researching Nursing Homes in Advance Many Virginia seniors enter a nursing home or assisted-living facility due to an urgent need. After a medical event, such as a stroke or a fall resulting in broken bones, the senior is no longer able to care for himself or herself without the assistance of professionals. With family members such as spouses or adult children wanting to get their loved one the help they need, they have to quickly tour nursing homes to have their loved ones transferred from [...]

By |2020-11-02T11:24:12+00:00October 15th, 2020|Abuse|

The Risk of Using a Rideshare Electric Scooter & What To Do if You Sustain a Traumatic Brain Injury While Using One

Rideshare electric scooters for which you pay an hourly or day rate to borrow a public-use electric scooter to use on a college campus or crowded Virginia city - are becoming more and more popular. These fun, convenient modes of transportation are especially popular among teens and younger adults. But with the increased usage of rideshare electric scooters since 2017, both hospital emergency rooms and doctors are seeing alarming trends. In just the past three years, head and neck injuries from riding electric scooters have increased 4.5 times! Of the types of injuries reported, injuries to internal organs, ,like a traumatic brain injury (TBI) make up 32.5% of all injuries sustained on an electric scooter since 2017. What is a traumatic brain injury and what should you do if you sustain one after riding an electric scooter? Keep reading to learn more. What is a Traumatic Brain Injury? A traumatic brain injury, also known as [...]

By |2020-11-02T11:17:33+00:00October 1st, 2020|Traumatic Brain Injury|