The decision to place a family member in a nursing home is an important one. No one would knowingly choose a Kentucky facility where nursing home care is substandard. Yet the reality is that without even realizing it, you may be doing that exact thing. 

If you have found that someone you love was the victim of neglect or abuse in a nursing home facility, a claim may be filed. You should speak with a Kentucky nursing home abuse attorney to learn how you can protect your loved one’s rights.

Choosing the Right Nursing Home Care for Your Loved One

You should visit several facilities before you make a final decision, this allows you the opportunity to see:  
  • how differently they are run;
  • the conditions;
  • the quality of staff; and
  • what you observe from the residents who live there. 

Another way to choose the right nursing home is to utilize a rating system that Medicare provides. You can also compare nursing homes. This is a great way to find one that will best meet the needs of your loved one.

It’s important to know what to look for when you are choosing a facility. While some may only consider things such as the cost and how clean it appears, you may not realize the importance of other factors.

For instance, you should find out what the staffing turnover rate is. Facilities that have a high rate of staff turnovers may be an indication of a problem. And the reality is that the risk of neglect or abuse taking place is increased in nursing homes where staffing changes are constant.

By using resources such as Medicare offers, you can also look at a nursing home’s health inspections. Look for citations they have been given. Some citations may not be as much cause for concern as others. 

Even if you do your research, your loved one could still become a victim of abuse, in which case you should contact a Kentucky nursing home abuse attorney – 1-888-450-4456 or 502-210- 8942.
Matthew L. White
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