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Is it time to consider a new nursing home for your loved one?

On Behalf of | Aug 30, 2023 | Nursing Home Neglect |

Recognizing signs that suggest your loved one needs to switch nursing homes can be difficult. But it is vital for their well-being. If you notice any signs that show they are in an unfit nursing home, you must consider moving them to a different facility.

Not meeting the standard of care

Your loved one deserves top-quality care. Signs of poor care, like a lack of attention from staff, should prompt you to consider a new nursing home. Move them to a new facility as soon as possible if you notice their needs are not being met.

Safety is their last priority

Safety should be a top priority when your loved one is in a nursing home. If there are concerns with building maintenance or other residents behaving aggressively, it may be necessary to consider a new facility.

Neglectful nursing assistants

If you have concerns about neglect or abuse, acting quickly to protect your loved one’s safety and well-being in the home is vital. Abuse and neglect can take many forms, like physical, emotional and financial abuse. Warning signs may include concerning injuries such as:

  • Slip-and-fall injuries
  • Bedsores
  • Bruises
  • Burns

It is important to note that an inadequate nursing home can significantly affect your loved one’s health and overall quality of life. Even if the effects of neglectful nursing assistants are not immediately apparent, they may still manifest in your loved one’s well-being over time.

There is no excuse for neglect

While nursing homes may offer excuses for not meeting your loved one’s needs, such as understaffing or a shortage of elder care specialists, it’s important to remember that neglect and abuse are never acceptable. These behaviors can cause fear and distress for your loved one. And they may feel its long-lasting negative effects on their physical and mental health.

Recognizing the signs of neglect is crucial to act quickly and seek justice for your loved one. If you have concerns about your loved one’s quality of care, you must consider moving them to a new facility. If necessary, you may also report any neglect or abuse to law enforcement authorities.