Care recipient (cr) needs help evaluating nursing homes

Try: Suggest that cr consider location residents can socialize in nursing homes with fellow residents they are also allowed to communicate with relatives but nothing beats frequent visits from friends and family so when choosing suggest that cr consider the most accessible nursing home so he she will be allowed to visit his her family and friends as frequently as possible suggest that cr consider ambience the more comfortable cr is the happier he she can be in the home that’s more peace of mind for you too suggest that cr consider staff residents in nursing homes have special needs so obviously the staff should be respectful approachable and have an overall positive attitude toward everyone suggest that cr consider activities an ideal nursing home should have weekly or monthly activities to where the residents are encouraged to actively participate lack of fun things to do will only bore cr suggest that cr consider religion does the nursing home practice freedom of religion if so there should be a place where residents of a minor religion can worship if cr is still searching for some options you might want to suggest that he she try talking to staff at local hospitals social workers local medical societies and the department of health a minister rabbi friends and do some research on healthcare websites

Materials: Pen and paper

Categories: Sage, Topic, Medical Physical, Mobility, Needs Much Assistance, Immobile, Independence, Maximum Supervision, Cognitive Awareness, Somewhat Aware, Unaware, Long-Term Memory, So-So L T Memory, Poor L T Memory, Short-Term Memory, So-So S T Memory, Poor S T Memory

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References: how to evaluate a nursing home by katherine watson no date available at www howtodothings com

Keywords: Nursing homes senior housing memory care

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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