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What questions should I ask about the professional staff in nursing homes?

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Here are a few questions to ask:

  • Does the staff have geriatric experience or education?
  • Do staff members seem to enjoy working with the residents?
  • Do staff members treat residents as individuals?
  • Can staff assist residents who have memory, orientation, or judgment losses?
  • Does a doctor or nurse visit the resident regularly?
  • Do residents seem happy and comfortable?
  • Do residents and visitors speak favorably about the nursing home?
  • Are residents clean and adequately dressed?
  • Are the rights of residents clearly posted?

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Family Caregiver Alliance.

Helpguide.org.

Medicare.gov.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on December 18, 2018

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Family Caregiver Alliance.

Helpguide.org.

Medicare.gov.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on December 18, 2018

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