Helping your parent find a nursing home to move into is a challenging prospect. No adult child wants to think of parent as needing the help that would require moving into one of these facilities. Once you have vetted possibilities then decided on a place, you will probably come to terms with your decision.
The decision to put a loved one in a nursing home is probably one of the hardest decisions that many people have to face in life. As stories of nursing home abuse periodically appear in the news, you may be especially concerned about ensuring that your loved one receives the best care. However, you can make this possible if you regularly visit your loved one, know and speak with the nursing home staff, and watch out for the signs of the four primary types of abuse that can occur in nursing homes: