Winter Safety Concerns to Look Out for in Nursing Homes

Published on Feb 27, 2018 at 5:58 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

Nursing homes need to take extra precautions in the winter to keep their residents safe and healthy. The winter seasons brings a lot of challenges that could threaten your loved one’s well-being. If you have a loved one in a nursing home, you expect them to have safety measures and plans in the event of an emergency.

But sometimes they may not take the best care of their residents in the winter. If you think your loved one is being abused, a Paducah nursing home abuse lawyer from Daryl. T. Dixon Law can help you fight on behalf of your loved one and get them the justice they deserve.

What to Ask Before Placing a Loved One in a Nursing Home

Published on Aug 31, 2017 at 6:33 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

If you’re in the process of placing an elderly loved one in a Kentucky nursing home, you likely have a great deal of questions on your mind. The decision to place a family member in a long-term care facility isn’t an easy one, and if you’re deciding between more than one facility, you understandable have a lot to consider. Keeping your loved one safe should be your highest priority.

One way to ensure they remain safe and get the care they need is to speak to the staff at each facility and ask them some of the questions you have on your mind. Be direct as possible when asking questions and gauge the answers accordingly. In addition to standard questions regarding payment, admission procedures, insurance, etc., here are 8 excellent questions you should ask before making a decision regarding nursing home placement:

Finding the Right Nursing Home for Your Loved One

Published on Jan 18, 2017 at 5:21 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

As a loved one ages and it becomes difficult to provide the necessary level of care, deciding how to best keep them safe can be a struggle. Unfortunately, as we grow older other facets of care are necessary to maintain the healthiest way of living as possible. One of these options is entering into a nursing home, rehabilitation, or aftercare facility. Although it is tough for any family member to enter a nursing home, there are many ways to look for and evaluate these institutions to ensure that your loved one is cared for safely and properly in a clean, healthy environment.

The first tip is vital to ensure your loved one maintains their health and can be easily spotted if you know what you’re looking for. Cleanliness of a facility is of the utmost importance and can be revealed by simply looking past the furnishings and general cleanliness of the surrounding areas but by glancing in corners, at baseboards, and by scents. By following your nose and being alert as to whether the surrounding area smells badly can reveal how well the staff is changing and tending to the patients, how often deep cleaning is done, and whether proper sanitation requirements are being met within the facility.

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