Nursing Home Ratings & Safety Violation Information
Before choosing a nursing home for your parents or loved one, it is necessary to check the nursing home facility ratings. In addition, it is important to check and see if the facility has any pending violations. Unfortunately, many people are unaware of any safety violations until after happene a loved one has moved into a nursing home.
If you suspect that the nursing home facility that your one lives in is in violation of the OSHA regulations and your loved one has been injured, you may be eligible to sue for compensation. Here are a few safety violations to be aware of when it comes to nursing homes in New Hampshire or anywhere throughout the United States.
- All new employees must pass background checks and not be guilty of any type of abuse.
- All clinical records must meet the professional OSHA standards.
- Drug regimen is free from any kind of unapproved or unnecessary drugs.
- All nursing home facilities must be safe and free from any hazardous accidents.
- Must provide the highest quality care, safety and well-being for all residents.
- All nursing home facilities must provide an infection control program.
- All food must be placed in a sanitary storage area and prepared under sanitary conditions.
- There should be a form of security set in place to ensure your loved one is safe from intruders.
- Fire safety protocols should be set in place with an adequate amount of fire extinguishers. Does the the facility have a fire safety plan?
- Nursing home services must meet professional standards.
- The nursing home website should be easy to navigate.
- The following items must be viewable at all times within a nursing home facility: up-to-date contact information (owner name and address), state license number and expiration date, history of documented violations, and state inspection details).
In addition to the previous violations to look out for it’s important to be aware of what’s going on in your loved one’s nursing home. Consider the following questions to ask yourself whether you’re touring a new nursing home or you’re trying to investigate problems with a current nursing home.
- Is the facility well kept?
- Does the nursing staff and employees seem attentive?
- Do the residents seem content?
- Does your loved one seem content?
Here are a few signs that you love me not taken care of properly.
- Your loved one has unusual bad hygiene.
- Your loved one seems fearful, nervous and disoriented or uncomfortable with his/her surroundings.
- Your loved one stops contacting you abruptly after contacting you on a regular basis.
- There are unusual changes in your loved one’s emotional well-being and behavior.
- Your loved one has broken bones, bruises or bacterial infections.
Has your loved one been injured due to a nursing home violation, neglect or even abuse? If you need assistance with filing a nursing home liability claim against your loved one’s nursing home, we can help. Our Nashua attorney’s will evaluate your claim and possibly help you to collect compensation.