Choosing a nursing home for a loved one can be a difficult and emotional decision. The proper nursing home can provide a safe environment that supports health and wellbeing. It should also offer the services your loved one needs. However, there are other factors to consider when selecting a nursing home. We offer the following three foods for thought.
The quality of care is probably the most important factor to consider when selecting a nursing home for your loved one. Make sure to check the background of the staff and the training they have received. Ask to see the nursing home’s quality assurance program and its results. Also, consider speaking with the nursing home’s administrator, physician, or other staff members to get an understanding of the quality of care offered. It’s also important to consider the range of services offered by the nursing home. Look for services such as physical therapy, recreational activities and social activities that will provide your loved one with a sense of purpose and connection to the outside world.
Before choosing a nursing home for your loved one, it’s important to make sure that the facility is accredited/certified. Accreditation is a process of evaluation used to make sure that nursing homes meet certain standards in terms of care, safety, and services. Look for a nursing home that is accredited by an independent organization such as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. Knowing that the nursing home you select is complaint with these standards will provide peace of mind for you, your loved one and your family.
Location is very important when choosing a nursing home for your loved one. Consider how close the nursing home is to friends and family members so that they can visit easily. Also, it may be beneficial to choose a nursing home that is in a safe neighborhood and near medical centers in case of any medical emergencies.
By considering these factors you can ensure that your loved one will receive the best possible care. Although it’s a difficult decision, making sure that you have the right information and resources can help you to make an informed decision.
If you think it may be time for your family to consider senior living, Reformed Church Home offers a home-like environment. Whichever community you choose, we hope you’ll continue to weigh your options and make an informed decision. If you’d like to learn more, call, visit, or explore our website further to learn more about the quality of life at our senior living community in Old Bridge, NJ!