Dealing with Challenges at the Nursing Home
Invariably, as the loved one of a nursing home resident, you will encounter issues and problems that you believe are impacting the quality of life of your loved one. Some of these can be very serious concerns while others can be related to problems that are annoying but would not be considered serious. In either case, your loved one is entitled to excellent quality of care and a great quality of life. This does not always happen, but it’s the standard you should always be thinking about.
With that in mind, this section is designed to offer some ideas on how to deal with both the big and small issues. Each individual resident has unique experiences, so the information below is general guidance. But there is some useful information and, together with your gut instinct and the expected standard of care and quality of life, you will be well-prepared to work with and/or influence the nursing home to make the changes you want.
You always can call MANHR’s 800 # at 1-800-988-4450 and we will give you our best advice and counsel as to who inside or outside the nursing home can help solve the problem.
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