9 common nursing home hazards

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A key consideration when a family moves a relative into a nursing home is that person’s safety. Assisted living offers a safer environment than life at home on their own, and that can help family members make the decision that an elderly loved one will be better off in a care.

The alternative is a private nursing team or round-the-clock care from an in-home agency, but these options can be expensive.

A nursing home will often provide a safer environment for older family members than living alone, but there are still safety hazards anyone running a nursing home needs to be aware of.

This is a guide for anyone working in a health and social care capacity to understand those potential risks and suggest ways to reduce them.

Find out the nine hazards at Source: 9 common nursing home hazards | Blog | Insurance Choice

Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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