If you suspect that your mother or father has been subjected to abuse or neglect in a nursing home, the first step you should take is to contact the director of nursing and tell him or her about your concerns. If voicing your concerns in this way still fails to get your parent the appropriate care, whether it be feeding, hydration, bedsore prevention, or something else, you can demand a care plan meeting. At this meeting, the director of nursing, the administrator of the nursing home, and others will meeting with you to discuss the care of your parent. At this point, the nursing home is supposed to put together a specific plan to address your concerns. If this fails, you can reach out to state level organizations or your local ombudsman to request an investigation. These steps can help resolve issues of abuse and neglect to ensure that your parent receives quality care.
Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Alexander Murphree Clem explains ways in which nursing homes try to avoid liability for abuse of residents.
While some worry that complaining about nursing home neglect could lead to retaliation, attorney Alexander Murphree Clem explains that the opposite reaction is more common.
There are steps that the children of nursing home residents can take in order to prevent nursing home neglect.
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