Is it time for your loved one to move into a care home? There comes a time when people are no longer able to care for themselves, and if you are unable to take care of your loved one on your own, they may want to consider a nursing home or home care assistance.
But with so many options, how can you determine which care homes will be best for your loved one?
We’re here to give you some advice. Keep reading for our top tips for how to find the right residential care home for your loved one.
Use Reviews to Your Advantage
It’s easier than ever to find good senior care homes. With a quick online search, you can find all of the nursing homes near you (or wherever your loved one would like to live).
After you find a few nursing homes to choose from, start reading reviews. Reviews are often available on the nursing home’s “Google My Business” page or on various review websites.
While you’re looking at reviews, make sure that you look for things that relate to your specific concerns.
Make sure to look out for anything regarding elder abuse in nursing homes, which is unfortunately not uncommon. Even a place that looks safe can be home to caregivers who are cruel to the people in their care.
If you’re able to, ask around for word-of-mouth reviews as well. You may know people who have loved ones in care homes.
Once you’ve narrowed down your choices based on reviews, why not take a few tours with your loved one? Some nursing homes even offer mixers where your loved one can get to know the other residents.
This is a great way to check out the staff, the grounds, and the overall condition of the elder care facilities. Don’t be afraid to ask staff members questions.
Look At Amenities and Services
Different residential care homes offer different services. Consider what amenities and services your elderly loved one may want or need and look at the nursing home websites to see where or not they’re offered.
Many retirement homes have several levels of care. They range from independent living to nursing home care, and some even offer memory care (which is ideal for people with dementia).
Some nursing homes have in-house medical facilities while others work alongside medical facilities.
Nursing homes may offer “field trips” for their residents so they’re able to have fun experiences. They may also have on-site activities like spas, classes, and more. If there’s no clear explanation of what amenities and services an elder care home offers, ask the staff.
Find Your Ideal Care Home Today
You want your elderly loved one to live in comfort. Use these tips to find the best elder care home for them. Visit different homes, ask about amenities, and read reviews from other family members and residents to find the best facility today.
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