Question of the Day: “My father is in a nursing home and is having some hallucinations. Although I have told the nursing staff about this problem, he still hasn’t been seen by a doctor about this yet. I’m concerned that he is not getting the medical care he needs."

Answer:   The first thing I would suggest you do is speak to the chief of nursing or the nursing home administrator about your concerns. If that doesn’t resolve the problem, you can ask for a formal meeting between family members and the appropriate nursing home personnel.

Most states also have a nursing home ombudsman assigned to each nursing home for the purpose of looking into complaints about the care that nursing home residents are receiving. You can contact your state’s Office of Elder Affairs to get contact information for the ombudsman.

To locate experts in your state who can help you with this elder care matter, go to:

Dagmar M. Pollex, Attorney at Law
The Law Offices of Dagmar M. Pollex, P.C.
Braintree, Massachusetts  02184

Member of the national ElderCare Matters Alliance, Massachusetts chapter

Stay in Touch with Elder Care Matters

 Facebook  Twitter  Google Plus  Linked  Blogger

eNewsletter Sign Up

ElderCare Answers

If you need answers to your elder care questions, send your questions to us at:

Answers are provided by our ElderCare Matters Partners, some of America's TOP Elder Care Professionals who have years of experience in helping families plan for and deal with a wide range of Elder Care / Senior Care Services.

All Q&A's are posted on the homepage of

ElderCare Matters Articles

ElderCare Matters Articles are useful and up-to-date Elder Care / Senior Care articles that are provided by our ElderCare Matters Partners to help you plan for and deal with your family's elder care matters.

If you help familes plan for or deal with elder care matters, then you owe it to yourself and to families across America to become a professional member of the National ElderCare Matters Alliance and to be listed on the many Elder Care / Senior Care Directories that are sponsored by this National Alliance of Elder Care Professionals.

For additional information about professional membership in the National ElderCare Matters Alliance, (including the many benefits of becoming one of our ElderCare Matters Partners) and to download an Application for your Basic, Premium or Partner Membership in the National ElderCare Matters Alliance, visit: ElderCare Matters Alliance.