Nursing home safety issues

by Roberta Carson, Zaggo, on April 6, 2020

Not all nursing homes are well managed. How can you keep your loved ones safe?

When a loved one is too old or sick to care for themselves, many families consider putting the patient in a nursing home which can provide 24-7 medical attention for their loved one. However, putting a loved one in a facility is a big, often overwhelming decision. Of course, you want them to be safe and comfortable. The problem is, some of these facilities are better than others. I am sure you have all heard stories about staff neglecting and/or abusing elderly nursing home patients. How common are nursing home safety issues? How do you pick the right place?

Roberta Carson

Roberta Carson

Founder and President of Zaggo, Inc.

Roberta Carson started Zaggo, a non-profit organization, to help patients and family caregivers manage illnesses and injuries, after her experience as caregiver for her teenage son Zachary during his 27-month battle with terminal brain cancer. Zaggo’s mission is to provide patients and families with the educational information, tools, and resources they need to become empowered, engaged, effective members of their medical teams for the best possible care.