Ways to Help Prevent Nursing Home Abuse
In a nursing home, it’s reasonable to expect that your loved one will receive the proper care and attention they deserve. Unfortunately, there are some situations in which the staff is responsible for causing severe harm to residents through nursing home abuse or neglect.
Far too many people are completely aware of what they can do to help prevent this from happening. To help with this, our firm offers some advice and things you can do to protect your loved one and others from significant harm.
Visit Your Loved One Often
When you rely on others to care for your elderly loved one, you should ensure that you’re visiting them on a regular basis. While you should be able to expect the utmost care from a nursing home, you should still be vigilant in the things that could happen. By visiting your loved one often, you can recognize potential signs of abuse.
Visiting your loved one often can also help with showing the staff that you are present. Often, victims of nursing home abuse are more vulnerable because they don’t receive as many visitors, thus there is nobody to report the incident.
Ask Questions & Get Answers
Before you even choose a nursing home for your loved one, it’s crucial to ask questions to assure that he or she will be safe in the facility you pick. You want to ask some of the following questions:
- Has there been any history of abuse at the facility?
- Are your staff members properly vetted with background checks?
- Do you have an adequate staff-to-resident ratio?
- How do you handle nutrition, medication, and turn schedules?
Asking specific questions can reassure you of your loved one’s safety.
At Williams Newman Williams, we make it a priority to help our clients truly understand what rights they have moving forward. Trust that we’ll go above and beyond to do whatever necessary to protect your best interests and your loved one in a time of need.
Our Jackson nursing home abuse lawyers are on your side from start to finish.
Contact our firm at (601) 228-6722 to discuss your potential case today.