06 Jul WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN EVALUATING A NURSING HOME
Posted By Gruenberg Kelly Della || 6-Jul-2018
Your Loved One’s Well-Being Depends on Your Close Attention to Detail
With so many stories of horrific nursing home neglect and abuse floating around out there, you’re probably nervous about putting your loved one in an assisted living facility. Moving your aging family member into a nursing home requires you to hand over the day-to-day responsibilities of their medical care, hygiene, etc., but you don’t have to go in blind or merely hope for the best. In fact, your loved one’s well-being and longevity may depend on your close attention before and after the big move.
While nursing home abuse isn’t necessarily predictable based on the way a nursing home is run, knowing what to look for can help you gauge how likely a given nursing home may be to deliver the high-quality care your loved one deserves.
Watch Out for These Red Flags
You can keep your loved one safe by taking a walk through the facility and looking for potential signs of danger. When touring and evaluating a nursing home, be sure to watch out for the following red flags:
- Hurried, stressed RNs, CNAs, or other clinicians (a potential sign of understaffing)
- Unkempt or disheveled rooms
- Overpowering scent of urine or feces
- Lack of residents moving about
- Residents seem dissatisfied with their food
- Residents’ calls for help go unanswered for long periods of time
If you move your loved one into an assisted living or skilled nursing facility, be sure to continually keep an eye out for signs of nursing home abuse.
Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Attorneys in Long Island
Our firm is here to help in the event your aging family member is harmed by a caretaker or neglected by nursing home staff. At Gruenberg Kelly Della, we believe in defending the vulnerable and the injured, including senior adults and their families. As soon as you suspect nursing home abuse, the best thing you can do is secure legal representation right away and get trustworthy legal advice from one of our Long Island nursing home abuse lawyers.
Call (888) 305-6372 today to schedule your free, confidential consultation with a member of our team.