Questions to Ask:
1. Is this the appropriate level of care?
2. How do you monitor my loved ones weight and intake? What are the available resources your facility offers (RD, intake recording, BM recording, regular IDT meetings to review/discuss?)
3. What kind of therapy services are available? Is there an RNA or FMP in place for my loved one?
4. What kind of activities are available and how often does my loved one participate?
5. Are there any behavioral concerns associated with the way my loved one receives care or interacts w/ other residents and/or staff?
6. How often does my loved one receive a bath or shower? Is he/she compliant with the established routine/schedule?
7. What is the overall condition of my loved one’s skin?
8. Has my loved one had any recent falls, accidents, or episodes in the last 3 months (or less time, depending on each individual case)
9. How often does my loved one get seen by the Doctor or APN?
10. How can I make your staff more successful in the care being provided to my loved one? What can I do to make this situation as good as it can be?
Answers on Aging
Episode 13: What questions do I ask when my loved one is in a Nursing Home?
By Todd Whatley & Sara Scott
Questions to Ask:
Todd Whatley & Sara Scott
Todd Whatley is a Certified Elder Law Attorney with 20+ years of experience and is past President of the National Elder Law Foundations the governing organization over all Certified Elder Law Attorneys nationally. He has worked with thousands of families helping them plan for the future and get the care they need without losing everything they have to pay for care. Sara Scott is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator and consultant to attorneys regarding nursing home issues and works with families to find the best level of care for their needs. She has worked with countless seniors and their families since 2008 in various capacities and has a sincere motivation for helping those individuals achieve the best quality of life possible. Answers on Aging Podcast is the life work of Todd Whatley and Sara Scott. Todd is a Certified Elder Law Attorney with 20+ years of experience of working with seniors and their families and Sara is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator and consultant with over 10 years of experience. They tackle all of the hard subjects with clarity and compassion to help you and you family tackle these years with peace of mind and knowledge.