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Tips when choosing a nursing home

By July 11, 2012 No Comments

U.S. Politics today recently released a list of steps to go through when choosing a nursing home.

“When a family must select a nursing home for an elderly or dependent loved one, they are often preoccupied with the details and might not pause to think of the institution’s reputation for medication mistakes or other examples of negligent residential care,” the article states.

Here are the steps the article outlines:

– Ask staff about accommodations for special needs and coordination of activities

– Spend time visiting a nursing home to sample meals, check out facilities and observe residents to get a feel for the environment

– Ask for references from the staff from the families of residents with similar conditions, and thoroughly review staffing evaluations and other data from sources such as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

– Keep in mind that proximity to loved ones who will most frequently visit the nursing home can help a family keep an eye on the quality of ongoing care

Take action if a loved one has been abused or neglected at a care facility.  For a free initial consultation, contact the Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm online or toll free at (877) 552-2873 today.