Moving your loved one into a nursing home is a life-changing experience — for the both of you. You want to make this transition as smooth and easy as possible, but if this is your first time doing this for a loved one, how can you best prepare the both of you for life in their nursing home? That’s exactly what we’ll go over in today’s blog post, and we’ll provide you with a few tips you should keep in mind to make their transition into their new home a good one.
If, however, your loved one tells you that they are being abused in their new nursing home, you should immediately take legal action against the nursing home or the employee who is abusing your loved one. We can help you with that at The Edwards Law Firm. Our experienced personal injury lawyers can provide you with legal assistance on your nursing home abuse case. Contact us today to schedule your free case evaluation.
Continue reading below for our tips on preparing your loved one and yourself for life in their new nursing home.
Make Them Feel At Home
The best thing you can do for your loved one during this transition is to make them feel as at home as possible. Hang up photos of their friends and family members, and bring along items that your loved one made themselves. You can also bring their favorite books and movies to watch.
Additionally, we suggest decorating your loved one’s room for the holidays (like Christmas or Easter) when necessary, and you can also bring them fresh flowers every week to further express your care and love.
Come Up With A New Routine
Incorporate visiting your loved one into your daily, weekly or monthly routine. Also, find new ways to communicate with your loved one if you can’t visit them as regularly.
A few examples of new communication include the following:
- Facetime or some sort of other video chatting app.
- Regularly scheduled phone calls.
- Email or snail mail.
Listen To Any Concerns/Complaints They May Have
The number one thing you can do is listen to your loved one during this life-altering time. Listen to any concerns or complaints they may have, as these can oftentimes be signs of nursing home abuse.
A few signs of nursing home abuse include the following:
- Physical signs such as bruises, bed injuries or infections.
- Rapid weight loss or gain/signs of malnutrition.
- Emotional signs such as agitation or sudden isolation.
Need a few tips on reporting nursing home abuse to officials? Check out our recent blog post for more information.
Need A Nursing Home Abuse Attorney In Tulsa? Contact Us Today
At The Edwards Law Firm, our experienced and trusted Tulsa personal injury attorneys can help you with your nursing home abuse case. We have years of experience providing legal assistance to individuals in Tulsa and surrounding areas with their nursing home abuse cases, and we truly believe those who have wronged your loved one should be held accountable for their actions.
We’ve helped recover more than $100 million in compensation for our previous clients, and we can help you fight for what’s right if your loved one is getting abused (physically or emotionally) by a nursing home employee. Hear about the experience previous clients of ours had while working with us on their personal injury cases here.
Contact our nursing home abuse attorneys today for a free case assessment. You can reach us by calling (918) 221-0516 or by filling out our online form.