Few things are more difficult than making the decision to put a parent, grandparent or other beloved elder into a nursing home. News reports about nursing home neglect or even outright abuse — including physical, psychological, emotional and financial abuse — add to the anxiety of making decisions about the right facility.
Fortunately, there are resources that can be of help. For instance, Ohio’s long-term care consumer guide offers an online tool to help you start your search.
The National Center on Elder Abuse Nursing Home Risk Prevention Profile and Checklist includes some valuable information about keeping a senior relative in a safe and caring environment:
If you have a relative in a nursing home and suspect abuse, contact your county’s Department of Jobs and Family Services or, in cases of imminent and serious danger, contact the police. For legal help, contact one of our experienced Cleveland nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys. We represent clients throughout Ohio.