Choosing to move a spouse, parent or other loved one into a nursing home is never an easy decision. You do your research, visit the facility and feel confident you’ve made the right choice. The prospect of physical or emotional abuse is far from your mind. Unfortunately, elder abuse in nursing homes does occur – sometimes at the hands of staff and sometimes at the hands of other residents.
Any big decision requires research and careful consideration. Selecting a nursing home for your parent, spouse or loved one is no exception. It’s hard enough to recognize a family member needs more care than you can provide at home. So it’s important to vet a few facilities, ask questions and take tours so you can make the very best decision possible.
One way to make a family member’s transition to nursing home living a little easier is with frequent visits. This will reassure your loved one that she’s not forgotten or abandoned. Beyond simply stopping by for a quick hello, put together a plan for a successful visitation schedule that allows you to carefully monitor your loved one’s wellbeing – physical, emotional and social. Here are 5 tips for creating a … Read More