Nursing Home Care
What services are provided in a nursing home?
Services may vary depending on the nursing home, but they generally include the following: nursing care and a physician either on staff or on call, therapies (occupational, physical, respiratory, and speech) provided as needed, social workers, daily hygiene services, nutritional support, meals, mobility services, laundry services, and recreational opportunities.
What medical services are provided at a nursing home?
Medical services vary based on the location and the needs of the patients, but can include checking residents’ blood pressure, checking blood sugar in residents with diabetes, providing wound care, taking residents’ temperatures, and dispensing and monitoring medication.
How do I find the right nursing home?
It’s important to ask the right questions so that you have a better understanding of what facilities are available. It’s also best to start looking as soon as possible, as the search for the right fit can take some time.
Some questions you should ask are:
What are the living areas like? What are the visiting hours? Are there adequately trained medical staff available 24 hours a day? How are emergencies responded to? Are the staff appropriately licensed? Do the residents appear to be well-taken care of? Do the staff seem interested in their jobs? Do the staff help the seniors with memory issues? Are the available recreational activities posted in a place where they’re easy to see?