Thursday, November 26, 2015

Skilled Nursing Facilities - A Definitive Checklist For Dementia and Alzheimer's Patients

"Your loved one has dementia." These are words no one ever wants to hear yet, every day, many hear this awful news from a loved one's medical care provider.

Each day, families are faced with the decision to place their loved one into a nursing home, as they are no longer able to care for themselves and no one is able to commit to the full time care necessary to take care of their loved one. So, often the decision needs to be made quickly and there is little planning time nor do people know what to look for when searching for a facility. 

This guide will not only give you information on dementia and Alzheimer's disease, but it will also inform you about medications, alternate approaches and the abuse that many elders endure. Lastly, the author has created a list of what to look for, and ask about, when you are interviewing and touring potential facilities. 

The checklist is the most comprehensive of its kind and covers many areas one may not think to look for or ask about during a tour. There are over eighteen topics with 200+ questions relating to Plan of Care, Accessibility, Dining and Nutrition, Staff, Activities, Common Areas, Rooms, Residents and Safety and Evacuation Plans. Should you want to bring the checklist with you, the author with send you a link so you can print the checklist.

1 comment:

StandUp said...

It looks like a good source. Thank you.