House Clearance Help & Advice: The different types of nursing homes
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There are three basic types of nursing home in which your elderly parent
can go into depending on the amount of care they need. The three basic
types are skilled nursing care, intermediate nursing care and custodial
care. Here we take a closer look at the three and this can give you an
idea which would be the best type for your elderly parent.
All nursing homes are designed as a place where your elderly parent can
live out the rest of their lives as comfortably as possible while receiving
the best of care possible. Some are specifically aimed at those people
who need constant care and attention around the clock and others designed
for those who need a specific type of looking after. Certain nursing homes
will take care of those who need care after coming out of hospital while
others rely on specific therapy that the nursing home can provide.
Before choosing which type of nursing home your loved one will go into
they will have a means test, this means that they will be tested medically
and mentally to determine the amount of care that they will need and then
the appropriate type of home for their needs can be chosen.
Skilled nursing care this type of home will have professionals
such as nursing staff and physiotherapists. These are the type of homes
which people recovering from specific illnesses or operations may attend
for a limited amount of time. Usually our loved ones Doctor will outline
the treatment needed and the physiotherapy which your parent should receive
in order for them to recover to the best of their ability. Once a recovery
has been made then the elderly parent may return home or be considered
a candidate for a different type of nursing home.
Intermediate nursing care this type of nursing home will
take those who require specific care but not 24 hour nursing care, care
such as this is normally at the request of the persons Doctor and will
be supervised by registered nurses. This type of care is generally over
the long term and will include such things as your loved one needing help
when bathing, eating and performing basic daily tasks.
Custodial care this type of care gives help to the elderly
who need help with things associated with daily living, this includes
such things as dressing, taking care of personal hygiene, eating, bathing
and other needs. This type of care is usually given to those without any
medical skills who are supervised by a carer who has medical skills. It
is also usually classed as care over the long term.
In addition to this there are private nursing homes which specialise in
meeting certain requirements such as those with certain illnesses. This
can mean treatments for such as Alzheimers disease or rehabilitation
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