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How to Pick a Safe Nursing Home [Guide]

Deciding to move a loved one into a nursing home is always difficult. We all want the best for our loved ones, and it’s important to understand just how important it is to choose the right facility. In a poorly run, negligent nursing home, your loved one could be exposed to many risks. Their risk of injury and illness increases. Their quality of life decreases. In the worst of cases, your loved one may be in danger of serious health problems, neglect, and abuse. When your loved one’s well-being is at stake, due diligence on your part is imperative. To help you in your search, we’ve created a free guide for picking the right nursing home for your loved one.

Warning Signs of a Negligent Facility

As you’ll learn in our free guide, there are several warning signs you should look out for when you’re searching for nursing homes in your area. The following items could be signs that a facility should be avoided.

  • The nursing home’s staff seems rushed, overly busy, and inattentive to residents’ needs.

  • The facility isn’t clean or well-maintained.

  • Residents of the facility appear malnourished or generally unhealthy.

How to Go About Your Search for the Right Nursing Home

Our guide will give you some tips for conducting a nursing home search. Here are a few pointers:

  • Ask friends and family who have experience with nursing homes about their experiences.

  • Search for ratings and reviews on authoritative websites.

  • Visit the facility you’re considering.

You might find it helpful to visit a facility more than once before you make the decision to move your loved one into a nursing home. Notify the nursing home before your first visit so they’ll be prepared for you. On your second visit, don’t notify the facility. Then you can compare your experience of both visits.

If You Need Legal Help, Sawyer Law Firm Is Here

If your loved one has suffered injuries or illnesses in a negligent nursing home in Alabama, Sawyer Law Firm can help. We’ve built a reputation as one of the go-to nursing home abuse and neglect law firms in Alabama. We can help you explore your legal options and determine the best path forward for you and your loved one. Contact Sawyer Law Firm today to schedule a free, no-obligation case review.


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