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Watch for these red flags when choosing a nursing home

When someone becomes incapable of caring for themselves, their loved ones are often faced with the difficult decision of choosing an appropriate Illinois nursing home. Placing a loved one in a nursing home is never an easy decision, but it’s often in the best interest of someone who can no longer live at home. When families are choosing which facility is best able to care for their loved one, they must be aware of some red flags that may indicate that a facility is not going to provide what their loved one needs.

Be aware of these red flags

One may begin searching for a caring nursing home by researching homes in the area based on their ratings from federal and state agencies. A nursing home with many complaints in recent years, and those with low ratings, should be avoided. If one has concerns about a particular facility, a quick online search can reveal if that facility has complaints from residents or family members. If someone took the time to leave a negative review online, that facility may be problematic.

Visiting homes before choosing where to place a loved one can be helpful. If one visits a facility and it doesn’t look clean or some residents are not being cared for, that is a red flag. Other red flags include a facility being short-staffed or having a high turnover rate.

Nursing home abuse

Nursing home residents face abuse and neglect in facilities throughout the nation. Often, these residents may not be able to speak up for themselves. Families who are concerned about a loved one being mistreated at an Illinois nursing home can seek legal advice to understand how best to advocate for their loved one.


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