Leaving a loved one in the care of a nursing home requires research. However, even the best research does not mean that you will get the care you want for your loved one. There are several common areas to look for to make sure your loved one is receiving the proper care:
1. Understaffing: What do you see and notice when you are there? How are other residents being treated?
2. Neglect: What is the quality of the food? Have there been falls? Is your loved one clean and dry?
3. Pressure Ulcers: Are there any lesion that are caused by unrelieved pressure?
4. Abuse: Any abnormal or frequent bruising or lesions?
Stay on top of your loved one’s care to make sure that they are being taken care of.