When you visit your loved one in a nursing home, does it take forever for you to find a staff member if you have a question? Do you feel like the residents are just wandering around the home with no one to help them? When your loved one pulls the assistance cord or rings the bell, does it take ages for anyone to show up?
When a person spends too much time in the same position, such as lying down in bed, it impacts the ability of blood to flow freely to the skin. Consequently, the skin is deprived of oxygen and essential nutrients, which can result in a breakdown of its integrity and bedsores.
Good nutrition is essential to living a happy and healthy life. Unfortunately, there are times when malnutrition can cause a variety of health concerns. This can occur in people of all ages, with many older adults running into this problem.
It's not something you want to think about, but it's possible a loved one could be the victim of nursing home neglect and abuse.
There may come a time when you realize that a loved one is better off in a nursing home. This is a difficult decision to make, but you do so because you want what's best for the person.
Accidents at nursing homes can cause a wide range of injuries for residents. This includes facial injuries. Such injuries can get very serious. Unfortunately, there are a fair number of U.S. nursing home residents who end up suffering significant facial injuries. This can be seen in a study from last year.