Most facilities serve the elderly. However, some
facilities provide services to younger individuals with special needs
such as the developmentally disabled, mentally ill, and those requiring
drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Nursing
homes are generally stand-alone facilities, but some are operated within
a hospital or retirement community.
The level of care provided by nursing homes
has increased significantly over the past decade. Many homes now provide much of
the nursing care that was previously provided in a hospital setting. As a
result, most nursing homes now focus their attention on rehabilitation, so that
their clients can return to their own homes as soon as possible.
a loved one in a nursing home can be a difficult and heart wrenching decision.
When an intellectual decision is made the family cannot physically
provide adequate care. A nursing
home can provide a sound solution. If
possible encourage the elder to participate in the selection process.
There are many advantages to living in a nursing home, but choosing the
right one can be challenging.
more information, click on one of the links below:
Choosing a Nursing Home
Things to Consider When Choosing a Facility
Questions for Nursing Home Providers
What is the Average Cost of a Nursing Home?
Who Pays for Care?