Nursing Facilities: How They Can Help You Achieve Better Health and Happiness
For children with aging parents, deciding how mom and dad will receive the long-term care they need can be overwhelming. In many cases, elderly parents are hesitant to leave the comfort of their own homes to live in an unfamiliar place, making the situation even more difficult. However, transitioning to a skilled nursing facility could be the very best option when it comes to their quality of life, socialization and overall well-being.
In the past, seniors who moved into a skilled nursing facility hoped and expected to live in a place where they would feel safe and cared for. Today, there are many options available for long-term care that promise a lot more than that. In fact, research has shown that living in a skilled nursing facility is often more beneficial to seniors than living alone, as communities have broadened their offerings to provide fun social activities, chef-prepared meals, and concierge services.
There are so many ways a skilled nursing facility can help ensure better health and happiness for your loved ones. Here are just a few of the services to look for when selecting their new home:
Proper nutrition is an important aspect of health, rehabilitation, and recovery. A skilled nursing facility will provide three balanced, nutrient-rich meals to residents every day that are tailored to the changing health needs of seniors.
Exercise becomes increasingly important as we age, offering benefits like pain management, improved balance, and increased energy. To help residents stay healthy, many skilled nursing facilities offer yoga classes, gym equipment, and even personal trainers.
For many seniors, maintaining their outward appearance is important for boosting their confidence and self-esteem. Some skilled nursing facilities offer salon services with in-house beauticians and barbers to meet their guests’ needs without having to leave the facility grounds.
Living at home can be isolating for an elderly parent, and social relationships become harder to maintain with age. Skilled nursing facilities offer planned social activities and outings such as knitting clubs, movie nights, special performances, field trips and Bingo to keep residents happy and healthy.
Skilled nursing facilities provide residents with rehabilitation services such as physical, occupational, and speech therapy. These programs are designed to help aging adults alleviate pain, carry out activities of daily living and care for those who have trouble with communication.
Make yourself at home
At Bella Vista Health Center, we often receive calls from adult children looking for a skilled nursing facility for their aging parents. We understand that choosing a place where your loved ones will feel safe, comfortable, and cared for can be emotional, so we ease the process by providing a nurturing environment where residents and guests always feel welcome.
We invite you to visit us at our location in Lemon Grove to see how a skilled nursing facility can help your aging parents achieve better health and happiness in their golden years. Once you meet our compassionate, professional staff, you’ll know you’ve come to the right place.