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What to Consider When Choosing a Nursing Home for Your Loved One

Choosing a nursing home for your loved one can be a tedious and emotionally draining experience. Quality of care is of the highest importance when deciding who to trust with your loved one’s health, but comfort and community are important considerations as well. Deciding where to settle on a long term care facility that will meet all of your needs might seem overwhelming. We have some advice for helping you choose the facility that’s best for you and your family.

The Services You Need

When it’s time to find a long term care solution for your loved one, it’s very likely they’ll have a unique and complex set of care needs. Many facilities offer basic nursing care, but it’s in your best interest and that best interest of your loved one to find a facility that can cover all patient needs, current and future. Whether your loved one is rehabilitating from an injury, requires bariatric or pain management care, tracheostomy care or specialized wound care, you need to be sure the facility you choose is equipped to handle it all.

It’s important to also ask about the facility’s continued education services for its staff. Your facility’s skilled nursing team should be trained in the most up-to-date methods in modern nursing care. Good nursing facilities will provide current and updated insights in medicine, and assess their staff’s comprehension of new techniques and practices periodically.

A Reputation for Compassion and Empathy

The facility you settle on should treat its patient community like family. Wherever you decide is best for your loved one, remember that this will be their home. Look for a community of people who are invested in the wellbeing of one another, greet each other by name, and create a unique care plan for every patient.

Verifying your facility’s reputation is as easy as listening to feedback from residents, or reading the facility’s online reviews. If residents and family members praise expert care and communication, a family environment, and the peace of mind the facility creates for them, you can better understand the facility’s culture. Be wary of nursing homes whose bad reputations precede them in the community.

A Personally Tailored Care Plan

Your loved one’s needs should be as important to the facility as they are to you. A good long term care facility will see every patient as the individual that he or she is, and tailor care plans to address their unique physical and mental health needs. They will take interest in the likes and dislikes of each resident and treat them like people, not patients.

If you’re looking for a long term care facility that you can trust with the safety, wellbeing and happiness of your loved one, look no further than Divine Rehabilitation and Nursing at Sylvania. Our reputation speaks for our compassionate and professional care, and our facility is designed to meet the unique needs of every patient. Schedule a tour today.

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