Are nursing homes safe for our loved ones?

Are nursing homes safe? If you have to decide whether to move a loved one to a nursing home, you should ask yourself, this question: “Are nursing homes safe?” The answer is yes and no: We would like to believe that all nursing homes offer proper attention and care, but sadly, our experience and the statistics show that this is not true for every case. Some nursing homes are safer than others — but no place is truly safe because you are entrusting your loved ones to the care of the strangers who staff these nursing homes. According to the American Psychological Association’s Office on Aging, “every year an estimated 2.1 million older … [Read more...]