What should I know about nursing home negligence?

When an individual needs to make the decision to put their loved one into a nursing home, it is often a very difficult choice to make. We always hope that nursing homes will provide our loved ones with the highest possible quality of care when they become residents. When admitting loved ones into a nursing home, individuals will often go look at a number of different facilities. There are a few signs to look for if you do go tour a potential nursing facility for your loved one.

Online reviews: Luckily in today’s world, nearly everything is reviewed online. If there are many complaints about neglect or abuse in a particular facility, it may be best to rule that one out.

Talk to residents: If you go to see a nursing facility, it may be a good idea to speak with one of the residents to see how they like it. This way, you’ll get a different perspective than the one the facility management is giving you.

Cleanliness: If a nursing facility is clean, it may be a good indication of the level of care provided to patients. Check out the restrooms and resident rooms to see if they have been cleaned recently.

If you suspect nursing home negligence after your loved one is already in a nursing home, it is important to speak with the management as soon as possible. Take photos and videos of any signs of neglect. If negligence continues, contact an attorney.

The dedicated and compassionate attorneys at Vigilante Law Firm, P.C. would be happy to provide you with assistance in your case and help you recover the compensation you are entitled to. Contact us today to schedule a consultation so we can assess the specific circumstances surrounding your lawsuit.