Nursing Homes – the Perfect Place for the Elderly who Need Extra CarePosted on November 21, 2013 by ECR Louisville in Alzheimers Care, Blog, Caregiver Education, Home Health Care (Medical), Long Term Care Information, Nursing Homes, Parkinson’s Disease
Nursing homes are nothing new these days and you can find plenty of them in a row in every place you go. It is the perfect place to cater to all your medical requirements for enough attention especially for the elderly. These are known to be residential homes treating the patients with lot of care and concern. It has become the place for the elderly and those who need additional care and the family is unable to provide all that is needed to keep them living. For certain medical conditions, nursing expertise is very essential and the family or relatives cannot help with it as they need that extra protection, care and concern.
Every nursing home will have efficient and skilled professionals including the nurse’s aides, nurses, occupational therapists and physical therapists apart from the social workers and the housekeeping staffs. They work together in providing assistance to help with their physical as well as personal problems by offering hygienic support, medical supervision and care, rehabilitation centers for several issues and also thus helping them live their life happier and fuller!
There are different levels of care provided in a nursing home depending on the necessity of the individual. The first one is long term care in which the elderly person will be admitted to the nursing home for a long period of time. Some long term patients only require light care especially those who have only physical disabilities or injuries and require assistance only with walking, bathing or such activities. But some long term patients require heavy care like elderly citizens with Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s where the condition is not terminal but serious enough to require constant medical care and attention. Nursing homes are the perfect option for them who do not require hospitalization but at the same time, they are in need of immense care from the professional to improve their condition greatly.
Senior citizens who have had an accident or injury require only short term nursing home care and can often return back to their own homes after a short period. But elderly citizens who have terminal illness also require only short term care but need intense medical attention. The families of these individuals also require counseling and support to tide through the difficult and tough times. This is made possible only by depending over the best nursing home
It is important to choose a nursing home depending on your financial situation too. The funding for a nursing home can come from different sources like private payment from the inmate or his family or from a health insurance provider or through Medicare and Medicaid. An important thing to remember is that Medicare provides financial help for only those individuals who require skilled medical care which will be assessed by a panel of doctors and health professionals belong to Medicare. Choose a nursing home which will not only provide excellent medical care for your loved one but also treats him with love and affection, never providing a moment of loneliness to seep in.
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