How Can You Prevent Your Loved One from Being Abused or Neglected in a Nursing Home?
At Skolrood Law Firm, we work hard to help nursing home abuse victims and their loved ones get maximum compensation. But no amount of compensation can truly make up for horrific mistreatment at the hands of people who are supposed to care for them and their well-being. That’s why it’s always better to prevent abuse and neglect in the first place.
Although it’s impossible to completely eliminate the risk, there are a few steps you can take to prevent it.
- Research the nursing home. Many nursing homes go to great lengths to create a polished image, but the experiences of other families can shed light on what actually goes on when visitors leave. Simply Googling the nursing home can provide a lot of information that the nursing home itself may not provide.
- Visit the nursing home at different times of day. Nursing homes may look picture perfect on weekends when visitors and prospective residents are more likely to be there, but they can look completely different on weekdays. Pop in unannounced at various times to see how well staffed the nursing home is and how residents are treated.
- Be attentive to your loved one’s health and physical condition. Keep a close eye on your loved one when you visit. Check for indications that their mental, physical, and emotional well-being are at risk, such as depression, anxiety, bruises, and fear of staff members. The sooner you notice these signs, the better you’ll be able to prevent future abuse and neglect.