Resources for Nursing Home Residents

senior citizens in a groupPlacing a loved one in a nursing home is a difficult and emotional decision for many families. When children or siblings, spouses or life partners make this move, it is because they believe a long-term care facility is better equipped to handle their loved one’s special needs.

Upon entering into this contractual agreement, the assisted living facility, nursing home or other long-term care situation becomes obligated legally to you and your loved one. Specifically, the facility owes a legal duty to meet acceptable standards of care under state and federal law. They also agree to protect your loved one.

If your loved one was harmed due to negligence or abuse while living in a long-term care facility, you may be eligible to seek compensation for the damages your loved one suffered. Contact our law offices to speak with one of our experienced nursing home abuse attorneys in Santa Fe. We advocate for residents injured due to negligence or abuse throughout New Mexico.

What You Need To Know Before Beginning Your Search for Long-Term Care

Here are some things you need to know before placing your loved one in long-term care:

  • Be sure to check and get familiar with residents’ rights under New Mexico law.
  • Thoroughly research and check out each facility you are considering, whether you are in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Las Cruces or elsewhere in the state. Do the long tour to get a better feel for each place and compare their online claims to what you see in person.
  • Visit your loved one regularly to determine how he or she is being treated.
  • Understand the signs of nursing home abuse and neglect.
  • What to do if you suspect your loved one was injured due to negligence or abuse
  • When you should consider seeking legal help
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