Questions alone won’t prevent nursing home abuse or neglect. However, they are important. When you question staff about the care and well-being of your loved one, you are showing not only that you are concerned about your loved one, but that you are watching the staff carefully and will not tolerate abuse or neglect. It is important for nursing home staff to know that your loved one has people looking out for her.
Some of the Questions That You Can Ask
While you should always ask questions about anything suspicious that you notice, you should also ask general questions such as:
- How often is my loved one eating and drinking?
- How often is my loved one out of bed (if appropriate) or how often is she changing position in bed (if appropriate)?
- Has anyone expressed any concern about changes in my loved one’s mood?
It is important to ask these questions of different staff members when possible. For example, one week you might ask a nurse who works the night shift and the next week you might ask a therapist who works the day shift.
Has Your Loved One Been Injured In A Nursing Home?
If you believe your loved one is being subjected to nursing home abuse you need to speak with an experienced Kentucky nursing home neglect attorney as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our office directly at 888.450.4456 to schedule a free consultation.