|3. What to expect
when your loved one is staying with us
How can I help my loved
one make the transition to a nursing home?
Advance Preparation.Having the Conversation About Long Term Care
When can I visit my loved
While your loved one is in our facility, this is their home.
Our general guideline is that you should visit them just as
you would when they were at home—to us this means that
you are welcome to visit your resident/loved one at any time—day
What kind of activities
do you have?
We gear our activity programs to your loved one’s interests
and abilities. There’s something going on most of the
time. Group activities, one-on-one visits, special outings,
and exercise sessions can all be happening at once. The Activity
Staff will try to involve your loved one in their activities
When will my loved one
be able to go home?
More than 50% of our residents leave our facility as soon as
they are deemed able by the physician to resume activities of
daily life in the community. It’s not our intention to
keep your loved one here one day longer than necessary.
Can I still take my family
member out for special occasions? Can they leave for overnight
or day trips?
leaves are allowed but may be limited or temporarily not
allowed, depending on the resident’s source of payment.
Medicare and Medicaid have specific rules that we must
follow and we must work within their guidelines.
||Day trips are
permitted—and even encouraged if the resident is
feeling up to it.
||For all outings,
we ask that you please notify the facility in advance
as to allow for any special arrangements that might be
Are residents with dementia
separated or are they mixed together?
The facility’s social worker makes every attempt to place
residents with appropriate roommates. If problems arise, trained
staff will step in to resolve the difficulties.