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Nursing home abuse can be hard to detect. If your loved one needs nursing home care, then you need to make sure you have some questions answered before you decide on a facility. This can be a tough choice since you obviously want the nursing home to provide your loved one with the type of care you would give them.
The National Center on Elder Abuse lists eight facility criteria that relate to risk prevention in nursing homes. Based on this information, when you are visiting a facility, you will likely want to inquire about the following:
Moreover, never be intimidated to ask about any specific concerns that you notice on a facility visit. You should also voice any and all concerns that you have based on your loved one’s physical or mental condition.
Understand that safety is not guaranteed anywhere. Appearances can be deceiving, and despite a nursing home not having any of the risk factors listed above, there may still be a nursing home worker who is negligent or abusive.
Never blame yourself for your loved one’s injury or mistreatment. It is not your fault and you could not have stopped it, but you can do something to help protect your loved one and prevent others from being hurt. You need to report the abuse, move your loved one to a safe environment and make sure that your families rights are protected. A Citrus County Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer at Whittel & Melton can help you file an injury claim and make sure you fully understand your legal rights. Call us today at 352-726-0078 or contact us online for a free consultation.