Questions to Ask Nursing Home Staff
If you’re thinking about relocating an elderly relative to a care facility, chances are the decision has been difficult. Asking the right questions before selecting a center for your loved one can soothe your concerns, but it’s important to stay alert. If you believe your family member is suffering nursing home abuse, New Jersey attorney Anthony Carbone can initiate legal action on your family’s behalf.
Visiting prospective nursing homes in-person is essential for identifying any benefits or potential drawbacks of each facility. Walking the halls and grounds yourself can give you a sense of how happy the residents are, the cleanliness and safety of the operation, and the opportunity to interact with staff and administrators.
When you speak with staff members, try to get the most information you can to help you make a decision. Possible questions you could ask include:
- How many residents live here?
- What types of care does this center provide?
- What is the ratio of residents to caregivers?
- How long do residents tend to stay?
- Is the facility for-profit or non-profit?
- Does the facility have certifications from Medicare and/or Medicaid?
- How much do you communicate with family members of the residents?
According to the National Research Corporation’s most recent survey, nursing home residents’ satisfaction with their facility was approximately 90 percent. However, it’s still important to be aware of the signs of nursing home abuse and know when to take action if you suspect your loved one is being mistreated or neglected.
If you believe your loved one is being abused by the people you trusted to provide care, please contact the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone, P.C., or call 201-963-6000 today to schedule your free consultation. Mr. Carbone represents clients throughout New Jersey.