Getting to Know Nursing Homes: Some Facts & Myths
Many of us find ourselves in situations where our loved ones have to be put into nursing homes in order to receive round-the-clock care that we are not presently capable of giving them. While many people feed into myths such as nursing homes being equivalent as hospitals, they are actually comfortable living facilities where residents are surrounded by well-trained staff at all hours of the day in order to meet their needs in any way possible.
- It is important that once you find a reputable nursing home, you make frequent visits and keep in touch regularly with the staff.
- Many people assume that all nursing homes are involved in some level of mistreatment of patients, but that is not true for every nursing home.
- It is important to take a tour around the facility and ask as many questions as you can think of in order to familiarize yourself.
“A nursing home is not a hospital, as it often mistaken for, but does have medically trained staff available 24 hours a day.”
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