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Finding the Best Assisted Living for Your Loved One

Posted in Nursing Homes,Uncategorized on November 5, 2014

Turning to assisted living or a nursing home can be a difficult change for families to make. We all want the best for our loved ones, but it can be hard to make the decisions about assisted living. Deciding the type of assisted living for your loved one is just as important as determining which location would be the best for their needs if staying at home is not an option. Before choosing a nursing home, make sure you do the research. Nursing homes don’t always come risk-free.

Here are a few tips to get you started on determining the best option.

  • Decide what type of senior care is needed for your loved one. How easily can they perform daily tasks such as preparing meals, taking medication, bathing, and recognizing emergency situations?
  • Research what options are close to home. The closer the nursing home is to home, the more visitors the senior will have.
  • Learn all the costs for having your loved one in a nursing home. Sometimes there are extra fees for things like beauty care that need to be taken into consideration.
  • When visiting the different locations before making the final decision, look around for signs that the home will be the best option. Are there activities for the seniors to be engaged in daily? Are the staff members involved? Are the residents clean, well-groomed, and appear happy?

Don’t be afraid to ask questions when you’re visiting your family, especially if you are having doubts about anything. You want the best for your loved ones and to know that they are safe. If you believe a loved one is being abused or neglected in a nursing home, our staff is here to help. Call one of our Nursing Home Negligence attorneys today to receive a free consultation. You pay no legal fees unless we obtain a verdict or an acceptable settlement offer on your behalf.