How to find your best fit in nursing homes
Nursing homes have become a popular destination for retirees and the sickest of the sick.
There’s plenty of room for the elderly to stay and some of the most expensive rooms are open to visitors.
Here are some tips to make your stay at the nursing home your best option.
• Rooms with ample room for guests: Rooms with plenty of foot room are more likely to be considered nursing homes.
If you want to stay in one room, ask to share the bed with your spouse.
• Comfort and convenience: You may be tempted to just get a bed and take a shower but nursing homes offer amenities and amenities are usually at a premium.
A good nursing home will offer a kitchenette, laundry room, fitness room and a private lounge.
• Make the best use of the amenities: Nursing homes often offer free or discounted food and drink.
If it’s a family-friendly facility, consider bringing a pet, a caregiver or other family members.
If the facility is located in a neighborhood where people will be more likely come in for a visit, consider making a special reservation to get an open kitchenette.
• Find a good place to eat: When it comes to dining, there are a number of factors that make a good nursing residence.
A popular dining option for seniors is at the home’s pool, a poolside area and an outdoor area.
• The right nursing home can accommodate your health needs: A nursing home may have many different types of nursing homes with different amenities, but if you want a nursing home that’s clean and comfortable, you’ll need to choose the right nursing house.
• Use the right appliances: If you have a health condition, you may need to be able to stay at home for extended periods of time and your health will benefit.
If so, make sure that the home you choose has an appropriate and effective appliance.
• Have a plan to move in: Once you’ve decided on a nursing house, the first thing you should do is make sure you have all the necessary paperwork.
You may need a copy of the lease or the occupancy agreement, which you should keep with you for future reference.
You also may need insurance information, if applicable.
Find out more about planning a nursing stay at a nursing residence