What to Expect the First Time You Visit a Loved One in a Louisville Nursing Home

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The decisions have been made. You, your loved one, your family, and your loved one’s doctors decided that it was time for your loved one to enter a Louisville nursing home. You researched nursing homes and found the one that you felt was the best fit for your loved one. Yet, while it might have been the right decision on paper, that doesn’t change the emotional nature of the decision. You may be feeling sad about your loved one’s deteriorating health and you may be feeling anxious about his or her move to a nursing home. 

Now, it is time to go see your loved one in the nursing home. This is your first visit since moving day and you are worried. Is your loved one okay? 

What to Expect During That First Visit 

What to expect depends on several factors, including your loved one’s physical health and ability to communicate. However, if you are visiting during regular visiting hours you should expect: 

  • That your loved one can communicate with you just as he or she did prior to moving to the nursing home. If your loved one does appear more withdrawn or is unable to communicate like he or she used to then it is important to talk to his or her doctor to see if there is a medical explanation for the change.
  • Staff will welcome your visit and answer your questions.
  • You will leave feeling secure about the care your loved one is receiving. 

If the first visit goes well then the anxiety that you felt before you left for the nursing home should be replaced by confidence that your loved one is well cared for and protected.

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.