One of the most difficult things we will face as adults has to be placing a parent or a loved one in a nursing home. At some point, we have to begin to understand that their needs have to be left to a trained staff.
But, let’s say we found the best place possible and now your parent or loved one has been injured. How can determine how this happened and how it can be prevented in the future?
A nursing home’s job is mostly prevention. With your loved one in mind, they develop a plan in which this person should not fall, harm themselves, or come to any undo injury. How we handle what happens after an incident is very important. You need to ask the staff four very important questions. Obviously, we’d start off with asking how the harm came to your loved one in the first place. Next, we want to know from the staff what plans to they have to protect your loved one in the future and how they expect the patient to react to these plans. What is extremely important is how long it will take to implement any of these plans so that your loved one does not have to endure one more unsafe day in their new home. A nursing home must work with you to give you the answers you’re looking for and you may need to seek legal advice if they can’t – or won’t – help you. Watch the video now to learn more.
To learn more about nursing home abuse, I encourage you to watch the video above and to explore our educational website. If you have legal questions, I want you to call me at (800) 800-9797. I welcome your call.