Nursing Homes in Seattle: How to Make the Right Choice
It may be called a nursing home, a long-term health care facility, or an extended care facility, choosing the best one for your elderly relative is as tricky as selecting the right daycare or private school for your preschooler. The decision that it is time for daycare is about as painful as deciding your elderly loved one can no longer manage alone. In both cases the decision is fraught with emotion and often resistance on the part of the one who is being thrust into a place he/she did not decide to go. The choice of nursing homes in Seattle is a serious one.
Choosing the right facility becomes more serious because this home may be the last residence your parent will have. The staff, the food, the surroundings all need to be considered to make a wise choice. It is important to get this right as another move would add upset.
At last count there were more thanthirty Seattle nursing homes. Elderly care residences in Seattle received at rating on average3 out of a possible 5. There were 109 beds, and 94 residents in nursing homes in Seattle.
Your loved one is making a permanent change in lifestyle. That’s why it is critical to make the best choice of facility, care and activities. A good choice will be enriching.
While it may be only one consideration looking at the government-mandated reports on the homes you are considering is a good indicator. Nursing homes receive ratings in on: overall rating; home staff; RN staff only; health inspection and quality of home rating. Who does the rating, what is included in each subtopic and how often nursing homes in Seattle are rated are good areas to investigate.
Remember when you chose a preschool facility for your child? Your aims will not differ greatly. You are seeking a Seattle nursing home where your senior, loved one to feel at home and be occupied with enriching activities to retain alertness. You want to be assured he is safe and content. How best can you do that?
This is not a time for emotional or hasty choices. Make a list of your priorities. Do some research. Set up meetings with homes you are considering and ask al lot of questions of staff and residents too if given the opportunity. Visit the homes you are seriously considering and take your loved one to see your final selections.
When you visit nursing homes in Seattle which are on your short list the questions you ask should pertain to patients’ bill of rights; facilities; recreational activities within the home and the community; staff qualifications and safety measures.
For more information, I recommend prcn.net.
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