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Looking for the Best Geriatric Home Don’t select a geriatric home for today’s needs only. Look for one that can also satisfy the elderly person’s needs months and years forward. This is possible if you consider a few key issues before making a decision. Care Before Appearance First of all, though a geriatric care home must be neat, clean and orderly, don’t forget that you are ultimately seeking GOOD CARE, not stunning interior design.
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Pay attention to how residents and staff interact with each other. Does it look like the residents are happy and satisfied? Sad and withdrawn? Do the carers treat residents more as adults or more like young children? If something doesn’t feel right based on what you have observed, either the home is understaffed or the people who run it have no real understanding the psycho-social needs of the elderly. To a significant extent, how the residents are treated by the staff will affect their quality of life in the home more than any other factor could. Rental/Patient Agreement Make sure you read the rental contract or patient agreement thoroughly. 41If you must, take it home with you. Review the charges and look out for extra charges. What are included and not included in the care contract? Forget about facilities that do not specify their basic and extra rates in writing. Also important for you to consider is how long ahead you’re expected to let them know about your plans to move a resident out of the facility, just in case you find reason to. Food and Meals Food is usually one of the few pleasures that residents of geriatric homes can enjoy on a regular basis. Bland food or limited food variety can seriously affect the quality of life of an elderly person. State Licensing Inspection Survey All geriatric homes have violations, but what you should look out for in the survey are violations that boil down to negligent patient care. On the other hand, a facility may have a lot of simple violations, but the fact that they were unable to solve so many small issues can also indicate a potential for much bigger problems in the future. 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. It is the D.O.N. who sets the standards for care in a facility. If that person is excellent at their job and has the management’s backing (i.e. the Administrator), then care is most probably good. Otherwise, you are more likely dealing with a facility with real care-related problems.