5 Red Flags to Look Out for When Choosing a Nursing Home

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Deciding to put a loved one into a nursing home is never easy. You want to ensure they will be well taken care of and receive the best possible care. Unfortunately, not all nursing homes are created equal. In fact, some can be downright dangerous. That's why it's important to know what to look for when choosing a nursing home for your loved one.

1. Unsanitary Conditions

You should be able to walk through a nursing home and immediately identify whether it is clean. If you notice any unpleasant odors, dirty surfaces, overflowing garbage cans, or pest infestations, it's likely a sign that the facility isn't properly taking care of its residents.

2. Unpleasant Staff

A nursing home staff should be friendly, attentive, and professional at all times. If you notice any staff members who appear to be unprofessional or unconcerned with the well-being of the residents, it's likely a sign that the facility isn't up to par.

3. Lack of Security

The safety and security of the nursing home should be a top priority. If you notice inadequate security measures, such as unlocked doors or windows, it's likely a sign that the facility needs to take responsibility for keeping residents safe seriously.

4. Poor Quality Food

Nursing homes should provide nutritious meals regularly. Notice anything less than healthy food options being served up. It could signify that the facility is cutting corners regarding its duty to feed and nourish residents properly.

5. Unusual Financial Obligations

Make sure to read through your contract with the nursing home thoroughly before making any decision. Some facilities may require residents to pay additional fees or purchase certain services. These regulations should be clearly outlined in the contract and not sprung on you at a later date.

As Your Loved One Suffered Nursing Home Neglect?

In the event that you notice any of these red flags when selecting a nursing home for your loved one, it's important to do further research before making a decision. If you believe that your loved one has been the victim of nursing home negligence, Charles W. Miller & Associates can help. Our team of experienced attorneys will work tirelessly to ensure that your loved one receives the justice they deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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