5 Questions To Ask Before Moving Into A Nursing Home

Moving an elderly loved one into a nursing home is often more complicated than you expect. There are many things you must think about in terms of the level of care your loved one needs. With so many factors to consider—from the type of care, nursing home certifications, bed availability, and more, it’s hard to know which questions to ask. We’ve compiled a list of the top questions to ask nursing home representatives and staff before moving a loved one in. These questions will help you avoid low-quality nursing homes where residents are forced to find a nursing home lawyer in Chicago to finally make things right.

What level of certification do you have?

This is a question you can ask about the nursing home itself as well as the staff. Nursing home administrators must be licensed in their state and, while not required, the good ones have additional professional certifications.

What types of care programs do you provide?

It’s a common mistake to assume that all nursing homes are the same. Each resident has unique needs, and depending on your loved one’s needs, even an otherwise great nursing home may not be a good fit.

Are there beds available?

A simple question that shouldn’t be overlooked. Proper levels of staff ensure your loved one gets the individual attention and care they need and deserve.

Are your visiting hours flexible?

Some nursing homes have strict schedules for visitation. Depending on your situation, visiting during the usual hours may be inconvenient. Make sure it’s easy to visit your loved ones when you want to.

May I see a menu?

Finding out what kinds of food are available at the nursing home is important. Especially if you have religious preferences that require certain types of food be made available.

Hopefully, these questions will help streamline the process so you can easily find the best quality nursing home care for your loved ones. Sometimes things go poorly though. And when they get really bad, it’s time to call up a nursing home lawyer in Chicago.

If that is the case, call one of the top nursing home neglect lawyers in Chicago. The Law Office of Scott D. DeSalvo provides the legal expertise you need to get your loved ones the care they deserve. We specialize in nursing home abuse and negligence. To learn more, visit our websiteor give us a call today at 888-487-8318!


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