Nursing Home Visits Key to the Mental Health of Residents

Especially during the holidays, it is so important to visit loved ones, family members and friends who are residents of nursing home facilities, assisted living facilities and hospice care facilities. Nursing home residents who are surrounded by family and concerned friends always are uplifted. Too many times residents of nursing homes are lonely, become despondent, and their health declines.

Residents of nursing homes who choose not to take regular meals and may be lost at times by nursing home staff can also fall into depression. That’s why it is so important for family members, loved ones and friends to regularly visit the residents of nursing homes, assisted living facilities and hospice care centers.

Not only is it more likely that nursing home staff will respond to requests made by the resident and family members when visitors are frequent, but the general outlook of an elderly person or one recovering from injury or illness is significantly increased by the presence of family and friends. The more visits, the better, as a general rule.

Holidays can be lonely for the young and healthy, but particularly those who are isolated in nursing home facilities and healthcare centers. Therefore, the more times residents are visited, the better it is for the health and outlook of the nursing home resident. Naturally, it is important to ask questions of the nursing home employees, nurses, doctors and nursing assistants who attend to a family member. The more questions asked, the better the response time will be in taking good care of a resident. Most nursing homes tend to be welcoming to guests of their residents.

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling nursing home abuse cases, dehydration cases, bed sore cases and nursing home neglect matters for individuals and families for more than 36 years, in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas including, Bedford Park, Burbank, Aurora, Batavia, South Elgin, Elk Grove Village, Morton Grove, Park Ridge, Hoffman Estates and Darien, Ill.

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