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How to Ensure Your Loved One Is In a Safe Nursing Home

You want the best for your loved ones, especially when they are no longer able to care for themselves. This includes making sure they have a safe and comfortable home where they can get the help they need. Luckily, there are a lot of excellent nursing homes in America. But how do you make sure that your loved one is in a safe nursing home? Some aren’t very clean or have undertrained staff, which is why you need to know how to spot red flags before moving your loved one in. 

If you need help figuring out how to ensure your loved one is put into a safe nursing home, Dalli & Marino, LLP can help. We’re knowledgeable in what makes nursing homes safe and comfortable, and we have helped families sue nursing homes that don’t live up to that standard of care. Here is what to look for to ensure your loved one is in a safe nursing home.

Tips to Protect Nursing Home Residents from Abuse and Neglect

Although most nursing homes provide excellent care, there are still some cases of abuse and neglect. If you are considering a nursing home for your loved one, here are steps you can take to keep them safe:

Ask for Nursing Home Recommendations

First, find the right facility. Ask friends and family for recommendations, or look online for reviews and testimonies. Once you have a few options, visit the facilities on-site and talk to the other residents. See how the facility is run and get a feel for the atmosphere.

Stay Involved in Their Care

Once you have selected a nursing home, stay involved in your loved one’s life. Regular visits give you an opportunity to check in on your loved one and make sure they are being treated well. If you notice anything unusual, don’t hesitate to speak up or reach out to a nursing home abuse lawyer.

Remain Alert

If you have a loved one in a nursing home, it’s important to keep your eyes open. Nursing home residents are vulnerable to abuse and neglect, and staff members may not always be forthcoming about what’s going on. 

Meet the Staff

When considering a nursing home, it’s important to meet the staff and learn all you can about the reputation of the facility. All nursing homes are required to have a certain number of staff members on duty at all times, so you’ll want to make sure that the staff is attentive and friendly. You can also ask around to see if anyone has had any negative experiences with the nursing home in question.

Consider the Nursing Home’s Size

When considering a nursing home for a loved one, it’s important to keep in mind the size of the facility. A smaller nursing home may provide more individualized care, while a larger one may have more amenities and activities. Ultimately, the decision comes down to what is best for your loved one and their needs.

Choose a Nursing Home Close to Your Home

When it comes time to search for a nursing home for a loved one, it’s important to consider location. A nursing home close to home can make visits easier for family and friends, which can be an important source of support and companionship for seniors. It’s also key to ensuring that you can check on your loved one frequently.

Contact the Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers at Dalli & Marino, LLP

In the end, finding the right nursing home is largely dependent on your loved one’s needs. Don’t be afraid to take a close look at potential homes and ask the staff and residents questions. The Spanish-speaking and compassionate lawyers at Dalli & Marino, LLP can help you figure out if your loved one has been receiving appropriate care. If they’re not, we can fight on your behalf to get you the compensation you and your family may be entitled to.

If you suspect abuse or neglect, contact our lawyers immediately. We can advise you of your rights and ensure that the nursing home is held accountable for their actions. Contact us online or call us at 888-465-8790.