No one likes to think about finding a nursing home for your parent; but if you are faced with this decision, it’s one that you should consider carefully. Whether you’re looking for private nursing homes in Plymouth, or a retirement residence in another part of the country, making sure it’s safe and comfortable for your loved one is your number one priority.
Here are some ways to make sure that the facility you choose for your loved one is the right one:
Tour the facility first
You can’t base your decision on a brochure and a few pictures from the website. Call and make an appointment for a tour of the facility. A representative should take you through the grounds, both outside and in. Ask to see a room or two, the kitchen, the dining area, common areas and if possible, speak with some of the residents. You may also want to bring your loved one along.
Consider future needs
For now, your loved one may not full care; but what about a year from now? Considering future needs will prevent you from having to move your loved one to a different facility. Some residences and nursing homes have different ‘levels’ of housing. As needs grow, your loved one can have the level of care they need without having to move to a different environment. This cuts stress and anxiety levels.
Trust your instincts
At the end of the day, you have to trust your instincts. Choose a home that you know your loved one will be happy and comfortable in. Do you see happy, helpful staff? Do the residents seem to be comfortable and content?
Private nursing homes in Plymouth, or any other location, are not an easy choice, but sometimes a necessary one. Choose carefully so you can have peace of mind.
At Torr Home, our dedicated team of highly skilled nurses will always make sure residents are happy, comfortable, and cared for well. Visit them online for more details.