Look for These Red Flags When Choosing a Nursing Home

by actuate | July 31st, 2017

Making the decision to move a loved one into a nursing home is never easy. It’s even harder when you know that some nursing homes are understaffed or have unqualified employees who oversee residents’ care and well-being. In some cases, staff members even neglect and abuse residents.

When you’re touring nursing homes and trying to decide the best fit for your loved one, be on the lookout for these red flags:

  • Poor housekeeping and low standard of cleanliness – While occasional spills, odors, and clutter happen at every nursing home, facilities that don’t appear clean or well-maintained also may be poorly managed—which can lead to poor resident care and even put their health at risk.
  • High staff turnover – A nursing home is only as good as its staff. When doctors, nurses, and other caregivers are happy, residents are more likely to get effective and caring treatment. High staff turnover means that employees may have poor morale and may be less capable of caring for your loved one.
  • Bad reviews – Appearances can be deceiving, and even the cleanest nursing home with the friendliest staff can still be a poor residence for your loved one. Online reviews can help you learn more about specific nursing homes and whether there are any issues you might not be aware of.

An experienced Norfolk nursing home abuse lawyer has zero tolerance for facilities that fail to give residents the rights they deserve. If your loved one was abused or neglected at a nursing home, we’ll fight for your rights to the compensation you deserve. Fill out an online contact form to get in touch with us today.