The first thing to keep in mind is that the nursing home has an obligation to create a personalized plan for your family member. This ensures care and needs for special services are met.
When the plan is first developed, you should be part of this meeting. It should also include anyone who will care for your loved one such as a physical therapist, social director or activities planner. Follow-up meetings also should take place in order to make sure the plan is working.
The second thing to keep in mind is that you have the right to request records on your family member. Records should include daily activities, changes in behavior, injuries, falls, sickness and anything else pertaining to your loved one. You also have the right to review any notes doctors or nurses write in your family’s member’s chart.
The third thing to keep in mind is that if you notice any changes in your family member’s condition, you should also keep documentation. Although the nursing home is required to keep this information, it would be to your loved one’s benefit also to keep records (include the date, time and other pertinent information).
The last thing to keep in mind if your family member is living in a nursing home in Louisville is that if you suspect your family member was abused or neglected, you have the right to seek legal counsel. By contacting a Louisville nursing home abuse attorney, you can learn if you have cause for concerns and the right to pursue a claim.
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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.