This article first appeared in National Geographic magazine.
The Phoenix Nursing Home is a place where people who have dementia have been forced to live out their final days.
Here, the walls are covered in the familiar pink and blue paint that is so ubiquitous in nursing homes.
It’s a scene that echoes the American Dream, as many Americans dream of having a secure retirement, a good life, and a good home.
But that dream is often elusive, if not impossible.
For many residents of the Phoenix Nursing home, it’s been decades since their loved ones died.
Many are in their 80s or 90s.
They can’t speak or write.
And there are few people who know their names.
It is a difficult life for many, and it has left many living in limbo.
But if you are lucky enough to be living at Phoenix nursing homes, you might have one thing to look forward to.
Read more about Phoenix nursing Home, home care in Phoenix, and home care by other National Geographic contributors: What if you don’t live at Phoenix Nursing Homes?
Here’s what you need to know about living at a nursing home in Phoenix:1.
How much does a home care cost?
Some homes have high standards, but others do not.
The Phoenix Nursing Care Center (CNC) is the biggest and most expensive home care provider in Phoenix.
You will have to make arrangements to stay at the home.2.
How do I know if I am at a home that pays?
You can’t go in and ask about the cost of living.
They may not know.3.
Is it a long-term or short-term home?
Short-term, in the sense that it lasts only a short time.
Long-term is in the meaning that it will last for decades.4.
How many beds do you have?
You’ll probably have a maximum of four beds, and that’s the limit of your beds.5.
What about long-time residents?
You will probably have up to eight residents.6.
What is the difference between long- and short-time home care?
Long-time care is for the longer term.
Short-time is for people who are in a nursing or long-stay facility for the short term.7.
Do you have to be licensed to work at a long term facility?
You don’t have to have a nursing license to work in long- or short stay facilities.8.
Are you required to wear a mask?
But you can’t wear one until you are licensed.9.
What kind of nursing is appropriate for long-life residents?
Long life is a continuum of care.
If you are an older person, you’ll have a different approach to nursing than if you were a baby.
If a baby is born with a disability, you may need to be trained differently.10.
Do I have to wear an oxygen mask?
No, unless you’re in a long stay facility.
You can wear one for up to two weeks after the birth of your baby.11.
What are the rules about food?
Some people are told that they can’t eat food or drink food until they are licensed to live at the nursing home.
You may not eat for a few days, or even eat for up the entire month.
But if you have any allergies, you should talk to your doctor before you begin.
If your doctor says that you are at a risk for allergic reactions to certain foods, it is advisable to get tested.
The risk of an allergic reaction is about one in three people who eat at a food restaurant or restaurant.
The food may be processed differently.12.
How long does it take for a nursing facility to get certified?
It can take up to a year for a facility to receive a license to operate in Arizona.13.
How are nursing homes regulated?
Some states have different rules.
California requires that nursing homes provide at least two years of care and treatment, while New York requires a nursing center to be at least 90 days old before it is able to start operating.14.
Are there any special requirements for long term residents?
For long- term residents, you have more responsibility for care.
You are responsible for keeping the home safe, as well as supervising your care, even if you’re not a resident.15.
Can you transfer to a long time home?
If there are long- stay residents, they may be able to transfer to another nursing home before the nursing facility becomes certified.16.
What if I don’t want to be moved?
You may be eligible for Medicaid to help pay for nursing home care.17.
How often do nursing homes move?
Nursing homes move people frequently.
The National Center for Home Health Care estimates that up to 100,000 people move out of nursing homes every year.18.
How can I get help with my nursing home transfer?
The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) provides