When to Consider a Nursing Home?

When to consider a nursing home

  • Following an acute hospitalization.
  • Long term nursing care provides medical support 24 hours a day.
  • Nursing homes can also alleviate stress on family members who may need to provide home care.
  • Nursing homes provide palliative (pain management) and hospice (end-of-life) care.

What to look for in choosing a nursing home?

  • Visit the nursing home and request a tour.
  • Specific information that will determine quality of care include ratio of nurses to patients.
  • Be sure to ask for this ratio for all shifts including overnights.
  • Patients should ask to meet the Director of Nursing, as well as the Nursing Home Administrator.

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