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Exploring The Benefits Of Assisted Living

Tips For Building Relationships With The Nurses At A Retirement Home

by Abigail Martin

If you have a loved one that is in a retirement home, you might want to make sure that he or she is getting the best care possible. This means that you are on the lookout for any signs of wrongdoing from the nurses and are sure to tell them when there is an issue. This can make you enemies at the nursing home very quickly. People who work at nursing homes often feel connected to those they care for. If you don't get along with your loved one's caregivers, you might have a difficult time being able to keep your loved one's stress levels low and get him or her the treatment that he or she needs. Here are some tips for making sure that you communicate any problems but still build relationships with the nurses at a retirement home.

1. Talk to the Administrator, Not an Aide

The first thing that you want to do is communicate all complaints or problems that you have with the way that your loved one is being taken care of with the administrator of the nursing home, rather than an aide. This is important because it allows you to remain anonymous. It also makes it easier for you to communicate your wishes and know that they will be taken care of. Finally, it shows any nurses or aides that the problem needs to be taken seriously. All of this will help you maintain your relationship with the nurses and aides at the retirement home while still caring for your loved one's needs.

2. Make Complaints and Suggestions During Calm Times

Retirement homes have a rhythm to them. There are certain times when they are especially busy, including mealtimes, shift changes, and bedtimes. Know the schedule of the nursing home and be sure to make any complaints or suggestions during times that are not especially busy.

3. Thank Appropriately

Find out if the retirement home has a policy against giving gifts. If there is not one, give gifts occasionally to the nursing staff to show your appreciation for the work that they are doing with your loved one. Large group gifts such as food baskets and boxes of donuts are always appreciated. If there is a policy against gifts, a thoughtful, handwritten note is a good way to make sure that you can show your appreciation without breaking the rules.

For more information, talk to a company that specializes in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.