There are few things in life more difficult than turning the care of someone you love over to another. When an elderly parent or grandparent requires special assistance that you cannot provide, you’re faced with the agonizing decision of placing your trust in a nursing home for a loved one’s well-being.
Our nation’s aging population and increased life expectancy, conversely, have placed a heavy burden on nursing homes. Not every patient receives the utmost in nursing home care. Mistakes and even abuses are unfortunately not all that uncommon. You want to know your loved one is getting the respectful and compassionate care he/she deserves. When they don’t, you need to know what recourse is available to you.
Talk to Loved Ones About Their Nursing Home Care
The first step in documenting the quality of care your loved one is getting is to ask them about it. Go straight to the source for an unbiased assessment. Be specific, ask about every aspect of their nursing home experience: staff, food quality, scheduled activities, safety. A good sampling of questions to ask can be found here.
Your Right to Access Nursing Home Records
The state of Georgia provides specific rights for residents to ensure they receive proper nursing home care. These rights cover such issues as admission, privacy, nutrition, and freedom of choice. Also included in the rights for residents is your right to access your loved one’s records.
If you have questions about the quality of nursing home care your loved one is getting, you can review documentation of their care with an Atlanta lawyer with experience in nursing home abuse cases. If you suspect your loved one may have been the victim of neglect or abuse, we at the Fry Law Firm know how to get the answers you need and the resolution you and your family deserve.
Dedicated to Seeking Justice With Dignity and Respect
At a time when someone you love is being denied the compassion and dignity they have a right to expect, your advocate for justice should deliver nothing less. We at the Fry Law Firm are pledged to protect the rights of our clients. Our track record of success in personal injury and abuse cases is your assurance that we will fight for the very best possible results for you and your loved one.
Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation.