To those that currently have a family member in a nursing home care facility or are considering that option, there may have concerns about the way they will be treated when you aren’t around. While many nurses are professional, loving, and treat those under their care like family.
It’s crucial for elderly individuals living in a nursing home setting to have caretakers who are protective, responsive and caring due to their vulnerable positions. Unfortunately, not everyone in the elderly care profession will have the same level of compassion, and it is essential to be aware of individuals who seem forceful, dismissive, unkind, or aggressive.
Verbal or emotional abuse can take its toll on mental and emotional health. Family members of nursing home residents may see pre-existing conditions worsen or new ones arise. Sometimes the facility may be understaffed, undertrained, or under supervised. This can lead to stressful situations and excessive strain put on the individuals who work there. However, it is still their responsibility to protect the health of the residents living in the nursing home.