It is important to visit any nursing home resident during the holidays as well as throughout the year. The holidays, however, pose two imporant issues that place residents at high risk of injury. Most residents that are not visited during the holidays suffer from some form of depression ranging from mild to severe. Visiting during the holidays helps to alleviate and in some cases prevent this from occuring.
The holidays also pose an increased risk of abuse due to reduced stafffing and distratcted staff on the job. Therefore, in addition to helping prevent depression and maintain resident health and quality of life, it is vital to visit family members to ensure that the staff is properly carign for them and not negligeting them during this high risk period.
If you suspect any signs of nursing home abuse or neglect contact the nursing home lawyers at Gray & White today.