When you need to find the right assisted living, skilled nursing or independent living facility for your aging relatives, finding the right option can be a little bit overwhelming. You may wonder how safe will your loved ones be in case there is a fire, flood, or a power outage? If so, here are 3 nursing home safety tips to provide you with peace of mind and information for your loved ones.
3 Nursing Home Safety Questions
Here are some details you will want to check on with the management office of your chosen assisted living facility. Learning how the facility handles these 3 issues may both keep your loved ones safe and get you some vital information:
1) What are the specific emergency plans for this facility?
2) In the instance of a power outage, how are residents cared for?
3) What are the fire escape or flood escape plans and routes?
By being vigilant and checking on safety procedures before an incident occurs, you are helping both yourself and your loved one. Be sure to document any discussions you may have had and if you notice anything that raises any suspicions or concerns be sure to check it with management. Our Madison nursing home attorney team is here to answer any legal questions you have about nursing home safety.
If you have noticed any decline or unusual changes in the care your loved one is receiving, please contact Boller & Vaughan. Call (608) 807-0078 to schedule your free consultation with our Madison, WI nursing home attorneys.