The holiday season that is supposed to be filled with laughter, fun and gaiety is unfortunately also a source of anxiety for families with loved ones in nursing homes.
The busyness of the holidays coupled with the stress and anxiety of travel plans can decrease the amount of attention that families pay to nursing home residents.
It is important that nursing home residents receive regular visits during the holidays to ensure that there is sufficient staffing and that the resident is receiving excellent care. When facilities suspect that families may be too busy to visit, they may be lax in their scheduling and caretaking duties.
Mental health issues are also more likely to become an issue during the holiday season for residents that may feel disconnected from their families. Preparing time to open presents and share meals during the holidays is an important inclusive ritual that can make nursing home residents happy and content.
Nursing home abuse is common, and the holidays pose a special danger to nursing home residents. Our nursing home abuse lawyers are available to help you and your family right the wrongs that have been committed against your loved one.
The nursing homes have lawyers, get an experienced nursing home attorney on your side today. Call1-312-464-1234 for a Free Consultation.