Do you have a loved one who is currently living in a nursing home? Or, perhaps, you are currently vetting prospective facilities for your aging loved one? You likely understand the difficult job nursing home workers have in providing top quality care for many patients with a variety of needs.
Join with the American Health Care Association in celebrating National Nursing Home Week, May 10-16. The theme of this year’s event is “Join the Fiesta,” a rallying cry that encourages involvement and proactive participation from all who wish to celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of nursing home staff.
The aim of this year’s event is to bring the entire long-term care community together and exhibit the significant strides it has made over the years. The AHCA hopes to shed the stigma of bleakness and depression that has affected the perception of nursing homes for years, and show that residents can still live rich and vibrant lives. Participants are encouraged to hold parties and special events for nursing home residents and fellow staff.
Events like National Nursing Home Week remind us that there are many quality options in planning for an elderly loved one’s long-term care. While many families are reluctant to turn the care of their parent or grandparent over to a specialized facility, the reality is that nursing homes and assisted-living facilities provide a level of care and attention which most average families are not able to offer because of time commitments and other family obligations.
While careful research is needed before making the decision of where to place your loved one, these facilities can be a viable option for families that just don’t have resources to provide full-time care. With over 25 years’ experience, the Life Care Planning team at Bratton Scott can guide you through the process of choosing a long-term care facility. We can also assist with many other coordinated efforts, including legal, financial, and health, to ensure your elderly relative is getting the care they need and deserve.
If you’re struggling with planning your elderly loved one’s long-term care, contact Bratton Scott and request a consultation with a compassionate, knowledgeable life care planning professional. Our team will provide experienced insight regarding your best options and help you develop a plan that works best for your loved one and your family. Call us today for a free consultation.