The choice to place your family member into a nursing home is challenging and rife with emotion. Choosing the right nursing home for your loved one is the most important decision you can make. At Aiken & Scoptur, S.C., in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, we can educate you about what to look for in a nursing home facility, and help you feel confident in your decision.
When looking for a nursing home for your loved one, you should:
- Ask friends and family members for referrals
- Research facilities on-line
- Schedule on-site visits at each nursing home
- Make a list of the positives and negatives about each facility
The best resources in choosing a nursing home may be family and friends who have placed a love one in a nursing home facility. That personal experience can be invaluable in making your selection. You should also conduct your own research in conjunction with a positive referral to ensure you have all of the information you need before making your decision.
Multiple onsite visits are mandatory to see the facility and find out what the nursing home has to offer your elderly loved one. Document the positives and the negatives in writing and compare your notes later. Make an appointment for the first visit, but the second visit should be unscheduled and during the weekend when the staff levels are typically lower.
During each visit to the nursing homes, ask a lot of questions. The goal is to find the right home based on the specific needs of your elderly family member. Our elder law attorneys can advise you on the best questions to ask the nursing home staff and management during these visits.
For more information on choosing a nursing home or to schedule an appointment with an experienced elder law lawyer, call our experienced team at 414-914-2803 or schedule a consultation using our online contact form.