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What to Look for in a Nursing Home

The supposed “golden years” aren’t always so golden. For many people, the later years of life come with increased physical limitations, onset of serious health conditions, and the loss of loved ones. But the one thing elderly people should be able to count on is adequate care, respect, and dignity.

When we think about placing our loved ones in a nursing home or assisted living facility, we might assume that care, respect, and dignity for them are part of the package. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case.

The nursing home you choose can dictate the quality of your loved one’s golden years, so it’s important to do your homework before committing to a facility.

A Free Guide for Your Nursing Home Search

With years of experience representing family members of neglected and injured nursing home residents, we’ve learned what constitutes a poorly run facility. To help you with your search for a good one, we’ve compiled this guide to make sure you know what to look for. Click the image below to download the guide. 

Warning Signs of a Negligent Facility

In our guide, you’ll get a crash course in desirable and undesirable qualities in nursing homes, including warning signs that a nursing home might not offer the best care to its residents, such as:

  • Understaffing. When a nursing home has an overworked staff, it’s a sign that employees won’t be able to adequately tend to residents’ needs.
  • Dirty facilities. Unclean rooms, common areas, and bathrooms are a major warning sign that a facility is incapable of keeping a nursing home sanitary for residents.
  • Poor hygiene of residents. If a nursing home’s residents appear unclean or poorly tended to, immediately remove that nursing home from your shortlist of potential facilities. It’s a clear sign of neglect.

Invest Time to Find the Right Place

You’ll also learn in our guide the best practices for picking the right facility. But here are a few tips to get you started.

  • Talk to people who have loved ones in the facility you’re considering.
  • Look for ratings on reputable, trustworthy websites.
  • Visit the facility in person to inspect it for yourself.

If You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse, Contact Our Team

We hope you find our guide helpful, but we’re also here to answer specific questions you might have about negligent nursing homes in Boston. We have years of experience helping people hold negligent facilities accountable for the harm they’ve cause residents.

Contact Jason Stone Injury Lawyers to schedule a free consultation.

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