NEW YORK – It doesn’t matter if you have an iPhone, an Android smartphone – or now, just a computer. You have the ability to find detailed information on the best nursing homes in your area.
Found on the Apple App Store or on the Google Play Store, the Parent Care app is an excellent tool for families thinking about long-term care. All of the information available on the app is now online at Parent-Care-App.com.
Cellino & Barnes introduced the Parent Care app and its website in an effort to help families compare and contrast nursing homes so they can feel confident their loved one will receive the care that he or she needs.
“It’s estimated that over 40 percent of nursing home patients have been a victim of neglect or abuse,” nursing home negligence attorney Ross Cellino said. “Since abuse is so common in nursing homes, we wanted to give families a tool they could use to help find the highest-rated facilities in their area.”
Parent-Care-App.com offers ratings for every nursing home that is registered with Medicare. Based on a 5-star system, the ratings include:
- Health Inspection History
- Quality Measurements
- Staff Rating
- Nursing Staff Quality
- And an Overall Rating
The site also has detailed information on each nursing home including the number of hours staff spends on patients each day and the number and cost of penalties a nursing home has incurred.
“The information on the Parent Care app on Parent-Care-App.com was collected from a trusted resource, Medicare,” Cellino said. “We wanted to give families all the information we could find on an easy-to-use app and website because choosing a nursing home is an important decision.”
The website and app also have guidelines and helpful suggestions for families who are looking at nursing homes or already have a loved one in a long-term care facility. Cellino & Barnes offered tips on how to choose a nursing home and how families can afford long-term care.
For those who suspect abuse or neglect, the Parent Care app and website explain how a family can report a nursing home and what to do if a loved one is injured.
“Neglect and abuse are very serious and the warning signs are often difficult to identify,” Cellino said. “Whether it’s verbal abuse, physical abuse or neglect like dehydration or infections, there are ways to identify these wrongdoings and hold nursing homes responsible.”
The nursing home neglect lawyers at Cellino & Barnes urge anyone to report neglect or abuse – even if it’s just a suspicion.
If your family member has ever been injured or suffered abuse in a nursing home, contact Cellino & Barnes today for a free consultation.