Alternatives to a Nursing Home
So many times we receive calls from families who are looking for a nursing home. This is because that is what has been recommended by a doctor or a social worker. Health care workers want the best for your loved one. Yet, I also know that they are not aware of the degree of options that are available today for care. And they often don’t have time or need to be in alternative settings. Therefore, they are not aware of alternative options.
Today there are many continuum of care communities that can provide a very high level of care, including two person transfers, incontinence care, and care for people that have challenging behaviors. If your loved one is not medically complex there are options outside of skilled care that can care for your loved one. What is medically complex? We’d love to explain that to you.
Skilled nursing home facilities today can cost $10,000 a month or more. If your loved one needs good care wouldn’t you rather that be spent in an option that feels more like her home? An option that has room for her own things? Today there are a lot of alternatives. Please call us and we can explain all the options to you in laymen’s language and help you navigate the options. We’d love to help.