A nursing home in New Orleans does not generally have the ability to restrict who can visit a resident, but a resident can make those choices for him or herself.
The first thing you’ll have to do is establish that your loved one has not indicated to the nursing home that you are to be kept from visiting.
Additionally, nursing homes are permitted to set reasonable hours for friends and family members to visit residents, and they are typically not required to accommodate unusual work schedules or other conflicts.
If none of these are factors and the nursing home appears to be taking steps to prevent you from spending time with a loved one in its care, it’s natural that you should be suspicious and concerned.
Notify the administration right away, and if the situation isn’t resolved immediately and to your satisfaction, contact an experienced nursing home abuse and neglect lawyer in New Orleans who can help you push through the bureaucracy and ensure your loved one is safe and properly cared for.
Nursing home abuse and neglect is a growing problem, not only here in Louisiana, but across the country.
Despite strong regulations at the state and federal level, it is all too common that staff members or the administration of a nursing home itself will engage in coercive or abusive behaviors, or neglect the needs of a resident.
For obvious reasons, they do not want loved ones to realize this conduct is happening.
If you’re concerned about your loved one in nursing home care in New Orleans, call The Gertler Law Firm today at 504-581-6411 for a free consultation.
We are experienced nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys who can help you get access to your loved one, and hold unscrupulous nursing homes accountable to the law.