When helping a senior choose the best possible long term care service, you will have many options. It’s important to carefully consider your loved one’s needs so that you choose the right facility for her needs. A nursing home facility may be the best fit for your loved one; however, there are several other less restrictive long term care environments. Take a look at the following information to better understand long term care. If you have any questions, or if you’d like help selecting a long term care facility, contact an elder law – estate planning attorney.
What is nursing home care?
Nursing homes are facilities that offer a variety of services to elderly individuals with medical and rehabilitation needs. Residents live in a 24 hour nursing care center, so that their needs are always met. If your loved one is in need of nursing home care, he or she will be able to get assistance with a variety of medical needs as well as help with daily living needs.
Some nursing homes offer private rooms, while others offer shared room living.
Special medical needs
If your loved one has special medical needs or if she has been continuously injured with slip and fall accidents, a nursing home may be a good fit. This is the best place for seniors who have serious medical issues.
Do your due diligence
When choosing the best nursing home facility, it’s important to do careful research. You want to make sure that others recommend the facility, that the staff members are helpful and kind, and that your love one will feel comfortable and safe. Never select a specific facility without doing research.
Take a look at our next blog post (part 2 of 3) to learn more about other long term care facilities. If you have any questions, or if you need help selecting a long term care facility, consult with a qualified elder law – estate planning attorney.