No one wants to talk or think about our loved ones living in a nursing home, but sometimes it is the only safe place for them to be. When it comes time to make hard decisions about your loved one’s future care, it helps to have some guidance. Choosing the right nursing home might seem like an overwhelming process, but it doesn’t need to be.
We’ve identified a few tips to get you started in your search for the right nursing home. From researching your options to recognizing red flags, these tips will help you choose the right facility.
What You’ll Get from Our Guide
In this guide, you’ll find essential information to help in your goal of choosing the right nursing home. Items we cover include:
- Questions to ask yourself during the process
- Why visiting a nursing home in person is so important
- Qualities of a good nursing home
- Warning signs of a bad nursing home
- And more
This free guide is an easy and quick read. It will give you valuable information to reference during your search.
Knowing When Your Loved One is Being Mistreated
If you currently have a loved one in a nursing home, you already know that you can only catch glimpses of the care they’re receiving. You might wonder what their experience is like when you’re not around. If you suspect a nursing home’s staff is neglecting or abusing your loved one, here are some signs you can look for:
- Unexplained injuries, such as cuts, bruises, or broken bones
- Lack of proper nutrition or hydration
- Dramatic weight loss
- Unclean facilities
- Overworked or unhappy staff
- Dramatic changes in your loved one’s personality
If you’ve noticed any of the above and fear for your loved one’s health and safety, then consider transferring your loved one to a new facility. Get the patient’s medical records to see what has been going on. Be on the lookout for suspicious explanation and inconsistent entries.
Unfortunately, we have seen many cases over the years where nursing home patients have been severely neglected. We hope we never see another one, which is why we made this guide.