It happens to everybody, but we don’t want to accept the fact that
our loved ones are getting older and they may not be able to do some of
the things they once did. Unfortunately, this is a part of life and some
individuals make the decision to look to nursing homes to help care for
the ones we love. Before you choose just any nursing home, though, you
should make sure you know what to look for to ensure your choice is not
only recommended, but also safe for your loved one.
Here are some things you will want to consider when picking a nursing home
for your loved one:
You want to know that the nursing home is friendly and will treat your
loved one well. In many cases, you can do research to determine if the
facility has any complaints against them regarding past residents. These
complaints can give you a look at some of the negatives of the nursing
home including potential instances of abuse or neglect.
As we get older, we become more susceptible to bacteria, illnesses, and
other medical conditions. If a nursing home is not properly cleaned on
a regular basis, there is a possibility that the residents can become
sick or develop some kind of condition. Make sure you check that the facilities,
rooms, bathrooms, and everything else are clean.
In many situations, an elderly loved one may have difficulty turning on
their own when they are on bed rest. If this is the case, make sure the
nursing home has a set turn schedule so your loved one receives enough
attention. If your loved one is not turned often, they can develop bed
sores, or pressure ulcers, which could cause significant damage to the
skin, tissue, bone, and more.
History of Abuse
For many nursing homes, any instance of abuse is often reported and in
many cases, there are records of these situations. Some nursing homes
may change ownership and staff completely while others may just let go
of one person who was associated with the abuse. It’s important
to fully research the nursing home to ensure it is safe for your loved one.
Nursing home abuse can come in many forms, including physical, mental,
and financial. If you believe your loved one is being abused or neglected
at their nursing home, you should take action quickly to speak with a
lawyer about your legal options. Our Wisconsin nursing home abuse attorneys
at Cannon & Dunphy S.C. are here to help.
We are ready to stand by your side.
Call us today to discuss your potential lawsuit.