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Finding the Right Nursing Home for Your Loved One

By The Husband and Wife Law Team on May 6, 2011

There are more than 135 nursing home facilities in Arizona. Choosing the right care facility for your loved one can be a complicated and stressful process. There are a number of factors to consider when looking for an Arizona nursing home: 1) Does the facility provide the level of care that your family member requires for a safe and happy lifestyle? 2) Is the care facility within your finances? and 3) Does the home have a clean and incident-free record? If you are looking for a nursing home for your loved one, the most important step to take is to research the facilities and visit them in person.

Visiting multiple Arizona nursing homes at different times of the day is a great way to see what the nursing home looks like, how employees behave and how they treat their residents throughout the day. The staff should be appropriately attired, friendly and open to answering questions. Visits from guests and potential residents should be encouraged.

You should make sure that the facility is licensed and certified. It may also be in your best interest to research how the facility performed in recent state inspections. If the nursing home was cited for Quality of Care deficiencies, you should find out if they have satisfactorily addressed those issues. Also, by researching the facility online you may find reviews from family members of residents and complaints filed against the facility.

Sadly, no amount of planning and research can eliminate all possible risks of neglect or abuse at an Arizona nursing home. Nursing home neglect and abuse could occur anywhere, anytime. If you are worried that your family member has been the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect in Arizona, call the dedicated Phoenix nursing home abuse attorneys at The Breyer Law Offices P.C. to discuss the specifics of your case. We always offer free consultations and comprehensive case evaluations.

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