There is a lot to think about when it comes time to decide on a nursing home for a loved one. Many people think about reputation, cleanliness, location, resident reviews, and accreditation. But does Kentucky nursing home accreditation matter? Is it something that should be part of picking a safe nursing home for a loved one?
A Recent Study Suggests That Nursing Home Accreditation Does Matter
The results of a new study published in the May 2012 issue of the Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety found that accreditation does matter. The study found that more than 4,000 nursing home managers from across the country cited Joint Commission nursing home accreditation as being beneficial for patient safety. Specifically, Joint Commission accreditation had a positive impact on staffing, teamwork and communication.
The absence of appropriate staffing, teamwork and communication can lead to nursing home neglect injuries. While nursing home neglect or abuse can happen in any nursing home, whether the facility is accredited or not, it appears that accreditation may be an important safety issue for families to consider when choosing a nursing home for a loved one.
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.