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Does my loved one need nursing home care?

Watching a beloved relative grow older can be tough. This is especially true if you suspect the person is in need of nursing home care, which can be a difficult decision for all involved. Very Well Health offers the following insight, which can help make your decision.

Your loved one's behavior is changing

Feeling nauseous after a car crash

When an auto collision occurs, some injuries are immediately recognizable, such as a broken leg or a deep laceration. Other injuries, however, may not be as easy to detect right away. For example, some people may experience nausea and wonder if this is a result of an internal injury. If you feel nauseous after a car accident, this could be a sign that you have suffered internal organ damage, whiplash or a traumatic brain injury. As a result, it is pivotal to seek medical evaluation promptly and ensure that any injuries are properly attended to.

Those who feel nauseous following a car crash may face a long road to recovery, depending on the extent of their injuries. For example, if you have suffered a TBI, feelings of nausea may subside, but this does not mean that you were not seriously hurt in the wreck. Sometimes, it can take a certain amount of time for the full extent of brain damage to become clear. For example, you may begin to experience problems with your memory or changes to your personality.

Returning to work after a car accident

Every motor vehicle accident is different and the consequences that victims endure varies from one crash to another. Some people are immobilized for the rest of their life, while others lose their lives in an accident. These crashes frequently cause injuries that leave victims unable to work for a certain period of time, from a few days to many months. Moreover, some people have to find a new occupation because they have lost certain abilities after a wreck. If you are planning on returning to work after a car crash, there may be different factors you should take into consideration beforehand.

If you cannot perform the duties of your previous position any longer because of car crash injuries, it may be necessary to take legal action in order to obtain the resources that you need. For example, if you have had to accept a lower-paying job because you are unable to work in your previous field, you may need to file suit in order to hold a reckless driver accountable for the accident they caused.

A look at minimum wage violations

The rights of workers are disregarded in many ways, whether someone is subjected to discrimination based on their faith or gender or they are sexually harassed while trying to work. Employee rights violations also include wage violations, from denied overtime and denied breaks to violations related to minimum wage. Unfortunately, many hard-working people have been illegally paid less than minimum wage for their efforts and our law office believes this cannot be tolerated. Too many employers across New York have taken advantage of their workers, who are may already in a vulnerable position, by failing to pay them minimum wage.

Minimum wage violations occur more often in certain fields and they may also affect younger workers who do not know their legal rights or are hesitant to take action when a violation occurs. Someone may be paid less than the minimum wage on a one-off basis, or they may be paid at this rate on an ongoing basis. Either way, it is unacceptable and any worker who becomes aware of these types of violations should immediately consider the options they have.

Cars that are not cut out for winter weather

Across the country, weather conditions are deteriorating in many cities as winter approaches. Some areas may see snow and ice, while others have more rainfall and foggy conditions that negatively impact visibility. These weather hazards can make driving dangerous, but the peril can escalate exponentially if you decide to head out into this type of weather in a vehicle that can't handle these hazards. 

Vehicles may not be cut out for winter conditions in various ways. For example, a small car may not be able to handle certain spots of the road that have snow drifts, or a driver may get stuck or lose control of their car while trying to make their way up a hill because they don't have all-wheel drive, or they are operating a front-wheel drive vehicle.

PTSD after a tough divorce

People often pay close attention to the financial consequences of calling off their marriage, whether they will have to pay spousal support, or they have concerns about how their property will be split up. Others may worry about how their divorce will affect the children. However, the emotional side of a divorce should not be overlooked, either. In fact, some divorces can be so difficult that people develop post-traumatic stress disorder. It is important to do what you can to make your divorce easier and have a solid understanding of your options to reduce the likelihood of this difficult condition.

Some people may have intense fighting with their marital partner before, during and even after a divorce. Emotions can run extremely high during these times, and couples who have kids may become involved in a contentious dispute over custody or child support. Sadly, domestic violence may even affect some people who have decided to split up with a spouse. You should have a clear understanding of your legal rights and do what you can to reduce the negative aspects of your divorce.

Who should you choose as your child's guardian?

If you are a parent in New York, one of the most important estate planning decisions you make is who will take care of your child if both parents happen to pass away before the minor turns 18. Naming a guardian is challenging and there are many factors that you should consider before making the final pick.

According to Forbes, naming a godparent is not the same as naming a guardian. While a godparent may be important from a religious and/or ceremonial standpoint, a guardian is who you name to basically take over your role. An important consideration is to choose a guardian who has similar values to your own. While it is rare to find the perfect fit, you can rest easier knowing the child will be raised with a shared philosophy about how a parent should be. If at all possible, it is a good idea to choose someone who lives locally so the child does not have to leave other comforts such as school and friends.

What does transgender discrimination entail?

Although the world is becoming more inclusive every day, many transgender people in New York face discrimination in multiple areas of their lives. Being able to recognize different types of discrimination is crucial so you can take the proper legal action, whether that involves filing a complaint regarding employment or dealing with claims of unfair housing practices. Justice.org offers the following information so you can be fully aware of your rights.

Employment discrimination

3 safety tips for the holidays

While the holiday season is a time for families in New York to celebrate, it's also important to keep safety in mind. Whether cooking a lavish feast for loved ones or putting up decorations, you must take the right steps to keep you and others protected from harm. The following tips will help you do just that, whether at your home or when spending time with others.

Take care of Christmas trees

What complications are associated with traumatic brain injury?

If you or a loved one has experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI), you probably know how complex these situations can be. TBI is associated with a wide range of complications, some of which can be very severe and persistent. The Mayo Clinic explains some of the possible consequences of brain injuries.

Physical effects

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