If you have an elderly loved one living in New York who is in need of every day assistance, you may have begun researching and comparing your options for nursing homes. Often, you will find that selecting a facility who you entrust with your family member’s well-being can be an incredibly challenging decision to make. At Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld, LLP, we understand the importance of guaranteeing the highest quality care for your elderly loved one.
According to the Huffington Post, there are several important steps you can take in creating a safer environment for your aging family member. However, these action steps can also be used as a form of measurement in gauging a nursing home facility’s ability to provide compassionate care for your loved one. Some of the things you should look for include the following:
- Health care accessibility: Ask about a facility’s health care options; what kinds of medical treatment are available onsite, and which are hired out to a third-party?
- Emotional support: Pay attention to the demeanor of the residents in a nursing home. Make sure that adequate emotional support is available to provide your loved one with encouragement, empathy and contentment.
- Environmental conditions: Make sure that the environment is free of hazards, clean and well-maintained. Your loved one should feel comfortable and safe in a place surrounded by committed and vigilant staff.
When you begin researching nursing home facilities, look for one that has access to emotional support and medical care. Find one that has an environment conducive to clean, comfortable and productive living. For more information about how to prevent nursing home neglect, visit our web page.