Are you or a loved one currently living in an assisted living facility? Many people usually start off in an assisted living facility and then make their way over to a nursing home. According to the American Health Care Association, 60% of people make that change to a nursing home in a little under two years. Wondering when it’s time for you or your loved one to move from an assisted living facility to a nursing home? Here are several signs that you should be on the lookout for.
You Are Recovering From an Injury, Stroke, or Surgery
If something happens to you when you’re in an assisted living facility, it can be hard to complete your rehab there. There are typically professionals at a nursing home that help you with activities such as physical therapy up to five or six times a week. You’ll have easy access to them because they will be working in the same place as you. That way, you won’t have to travel far.
You Need Round-The-Clock Medical Care
If you’re in need of constant care, you will need to have a skilled doctor or other medical professional check your progress and make sure that you’re not getting ill. A nursing home will have this more than an assisted-living facility and if you feel like you need more medical care, then this is a great reason to move.
This will also be the case if you have a complex or progressive health issue, whether it affects your body or your mind. These could be anything from Huntington’s or Alzheimer’s to Parkinson’s or muscular dystrophy. A nursing home will be the right place to help treat you and manage your symptoms, as opposed to an assisted living facility.
You’re Looking for Professional and Expert Care
There are other things that a nursing home can help you with, including if you are prone to falling, you need a wheelchair, or if you can’t get out of bed. The staff is also trained to help those who can’t feed themselves or take care of their oral health. You should talk to a medical professional about what housing situation would work best for you. Friends and family may have suggestions, but you should consult with your medical professional and take their advice into consideration.
Are you looking for a nursing home in your area? Contact our professionals at Oak Manor Senior Living Community today! We can’t wait to hear from you