Our Atlanta nursing home abuse lawyers are skilled at helping families pursue justice and compensation for elderly relatives who suffered injuries and indignities as a result of neglect and abuse. But prevention is certainly preferable to post-abuse legal action.
The first step you can take begins even before your loved one begins his or her residency in a nursing home. Do your research. The internet contains an invaluable treasure trove of information on just about every Atlanta-area nursing home facility. The federal government's Medicare website contains a search function where you can look up information on potential nursing homes.
Once your loved one has taken up residency in a facility, the key is to maintain a consistent presence at the nursing home. Visit often. Get to know your loved one's friends. Introduce yourself to the staff members who will be taking care of your loved one. Make sure the facility's administrators know you.
None of this can stop a staff member from abusing your loved one when you're not around, of course. But knowing that you're around and interested in your loved one's care might make a staff member think twice about behaving negligently.
If you live in the Atlanta, Georgia area and your loved one has been victimized in a nursing facility, you should speak with our nursing home abuse lawyer as soon as possible. Please call Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance, PC today at 404-760-7400 or contact us online for a free consultation.