Your loved one is in a nursing home and you are lucky enough to live close by and be able to visit regularly. Not only will your regular visits be enjoyed by your loved one, but they may also help keep your loved one safe from abuse or neglect. While you can’t protect your loved one from all instances of abuse and neglect, the way that you plan your visit can help you detect abuse or neglect sooner and prevent future problems. 

Three Things to Think About When You Plan Your Nursing Home Visit 

Our Louisville nursing home abuse lawyers understand that you may have limited time during which you can visit your loved one. The demands of your job and family combined with the visiting hours of the nursing home may only provide you with a small window during which you are available to see your loved one. However, as you decide when within that small window to go to the nursing home, we encourage you to consider going: 

Unannounced.

Do not give staff time to clean up your loved one or alter their usual standard of care. Instead, show up when they are not expecting you so that you have a better idea of how things typically happen in the nursing home.

At a different time and on a different day than the last time you went. 

Different staff may be on duty, which may give you a different picture of what is occurring when you are not there.

With questions you want answered. 

If you have any concerns then make sure you bring them with you and get the answers you and your loved one deserve. 

Of course, you should also try to plan your visit at a time when your loved one is typically awake and able to enjoy your 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.

Matthew L. White
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