Nursing homes are long-term care centers for older adults or for those with a disability or medical condition that cannot be managed at home or in an assisted living community. Most residents require around the clock skilled care. Many nursing care centers also have a dedicated Memory care program and an in-house short-term rehabilitation program for people who need to continue therapy services after a hospital stay.
Also known as convalescent homes or rest homes, nursing homes have a staff that includes nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and aides. Care plans are under the oversight of a physician Medical Director.
Long-term Care in a Nursing Home
While an assisted living community is largely focused on supporting the activities of daily living, a nursing home is also able to support people with more complex health care needs. Long-term care residents are usually dependent on others for the majority of their daily care needs. Their healthy is typically more fragile than residents of other types of senior living.
Life enrichment activities in a nursing care center are designed to help support adults’ abilities and to work around any limitations or disabilities they may have. Some are group programs and outings, while others are one-on-one activities.
Support and Guidance to Find a Care Community for a Senior Loved One
If you are struggling to determine what level of care a senior loved one needs or to find a senior living community you feel confident in, let us help. Our service is always free for seniors and their families. The team at the Senior Living Specialists has hands-on experience assisting older adults all around the Dallas- Fort Worth area. Our team can help you make an informed choice. We know which senior living communities offer quality care and which ones struggle with customer service. Please call us at 214-929-5055 to learn more.