Helping a loved one move into a new rest home can be a really difficult process. There are a lot of things to adjust to and more than anything you want to make sure you choose the right place. If you aren’t sure how to pick the right nursing home, here are three tips to follow to help make the process easier:

  1. Speak with friends- One of the first places you should turn for suggestions is your friends. If they have had to go through similar experiences then you are going to be able to get a lot of good advice from them.
  2. Check online reviews- Another good way to tell if a rest home in question is a good fit for you, is to check for online reviews. If there is anything negative to be said about a certain rest home, you can probably find it online. Checking several different sources can help you to find what you need to know about a given nursing home. This will help you know what other people have thought of the facility in the past.
  3. Take a thorough tour- One of the best ways to figure out whether or not a rest home will be a good choice is to take a thorough tour. It is a good idea to take your time and ask as many questions as possible so that there are no surprises down the road. Make sure the living conditions are up to your standard and see what kind of personality the staff has. This will help you to make the right decision.

Keep in mind, that even with a lot of research there is no way to be certain if an injury or some type of abuse will occur in a given nursing home. If you find that one of your loved ones has been treated poorly or abuse by the staff, contact Udall Shumway to help them get the representation they deserve. (480) 409-2473