For young, healthy adults, it may be difficult to recognize what your loved ones need as they grow older. Your needs will likely be different than those of your aging parents but as you try to help them, you could find that some things gain importance with age.
It is never an easy decision to put a loved one in someone else’s care. Whether you have a loved one in a nursing facility, or you have a skilled medical professional providing in-home care, there is always the worry that they will not provide the same care that you would.
Unfortunately, medical mistakes are not rare in New Jersey. One report indicates that approximately 30 percent of medical malpractice filings are based on a diagnostic error. Another source reports that in 2017, 95 surgical procedures were performed on the incorrect patient, on the incorrect part of the body or were the wrong procedure entirely.