An Introduction to Picking the Right Nursing Home

by Staff | February 11th, 2020

Nursing homes offer many services to residents, many of whom require a facility for long-term care. Unfortunately, not all nursing homes provide the same services or the same level of care. When searching for a nursing home, you want to be sure you get the best available care from a facility that meets your specific needs.

How do you even begin choosing candidates? We’ve assembled a few tips to get you started in your search.

How Some Nursing Homes Get It Wrong

Sometimes a nursing home is simply too busy or poorly staffed to provide adequate care. Sometimes staff members or other residents are intentionally causing people harm. It’s important to understand that even if a staff member didn’t intend to cause a resident harm, they are not absolved from responsibility.

Neglect

Neglect is when a facility fails to offer proper care to its residents. For example, if a nursing home is inadequately staffed, it might be unable to devote the proper amount of attention to each of its residents.

Failing to provide patients with enough food, hydration, or medication is neglect. Negligence doesn’t imply that staff members willfully caused residents harm, only that they failed to do their job.

Abuse

Sadly, nursing home residents can be subjected to abuse at the hands of staff or other residents. In these cases, physical or verbal attacks cause residents a tremendous amount of pain and psychological trauma. As opposed to neglect, abuse represents an intentional act of aggression or violence.

What You’ll Learn in Our Guide

So, now that we’ve identified the reasons why ending up in the wrong nursing home is such a bad thing for your loved one, you can see why making the right decision when picking a nursing home is so important. In our guide, we’ll give you the basic tools to begin your search and make a decision.

In our guide, you’ll learn:

  • How to begin researching facilities’ rankings
  • Desirable qualities in a nursing home
  • Undesirable qualities in a nursing home
  • What to look for when visiting a facility

We’ve designed this guide to be a quick yet informative read, so you can be ready to begin your search as soon as possible. Click the image below to open your guide.

If You Need Legal Assistance, Contact Our Team

The Terre Haute nursing home abuse attorneys at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin know what negligent care looks like. If you suspect your loved one has been abused or neglected, don’t hesitate to give us a call and schedule a free case review. We’ll help you review your options and determine whether you and your loved one deserve payment for damages.

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