How to Choose a Geriatric Home Don’t pick a geriatric home only for today’s needs. Find one that can also meet the elderly person’s needs months or years down the line. This is possible if you consider a few key issues before making a decision. Care Before Appearance First and foremost, though a geriatric care home needs to be neat and clean and fresh, keep in mind that GOOD CARE is what you are ultimately looking for, not a stunning, hotel-like atmosphere.
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Take notice of the residents and staff interacting with one another. Do the residents look happy and satisfied? Sad and withdrawn? Do the carers treat residents more as adults or more like young children? If something looks or feels wrong to you, this may be an indication that the home lacks staff or the staff lack an understanding of the elderly’s psycho-social needs. To a considerable extent, the manner in which residents are treated by the staff, will determine their quality of life in the home more than any other factor. Rental and Patient Agreement Be sure to read the rental contract or patient agreement very carefully. 41If you must, take it home with you. Scrutinize the charges and watch out for extras. What items will not be covered in the contract? Forget any facility that does not submit a written itemization of their your costs. Another very important thing to look into is how long beforehand you need to notify them about your intention to move your loved one out of the facility, just in case you have to. Food and Meals Food is typically one of the few sources of pleasure for geriatric home residents on an everyday basis. Bland food or limited food variety can seriously affect the quality of life of an elderly person. State Licensing Inspection Survey No geriatric home will have no violations, but what you need to be wary about are violations directly affecting patient care. On the other hand, if a facility has so many simple or even trivial violations, this can be a sign of potentially bigger problems to come. Director of Nurses There is a Director of Nurses in every geriatric home, and it is important that you speak to him or her before you decide on a certain facility. When talking to the D.O.N., find out about their professional experience and whether or not their philosophy of care is acceptable to you. The D.O.N. is the one who sets the standards for care in a facility. If that professional is good at their job and has the support of management, then care must good in that home. Otherwise, you could be dealing with issues directly involving patient care.