In order to find a safe and reliable Kentucky nursing home, you should do your research so that your loved one does not become the victim of nursing home abuse in Louisville. There are plenty of resources available to you to help identify and avoid the potential of nursing home abuse, as well as give some peace of mind that you or your loved one will be well looked after.
The U.S.government has a wealth of information on its Medicare website. Here you will find Your Guide to Choosing a Nursing Home, an official booklet that outlines what to look for in a nursing home, payment options for care, the resident’s rights, and other alternatives to nursing home care. It is a great introduction to begin your pursuit of a good facility.
Once you have identified your individual needs, the site also hosts a tool called Nursing Home Compare, which will allow you to search for a reliable Kentucky nursing home, as well as on a nationwide scale. Each nursing home is given an overall rating based on the Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1987, in addition to particular ratings for health inspections, nursing home staffing, and quality measures, number of beds and type of ownership.
The aggregate scores are a good starting point, but have their weaknesses as well, so always be sure to visit the nursing home in person. Bring along the Nursing Home Checklist to ensure you do not overlook all the smaller details when you visit.
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.