Sometimes the physical care needs become acute and skilled nursing care is needed. This is a medical facility with physicians overseeing care. They usually consist of two areas- short term care for intensive physical rehabilitation after a hospital stay and long term care for those who have plateaued and continue to require more advanced care on a daily basis. Feeding pumps, unstable diabetes, IV medications and ventilators typically require this level care.
While communities and facilities will generally fit into one of the above categories, there are vast differences in the resources, philosophy of care and amenities available. Consider the short and projected long term needs of your loved one when making a decision on what to choose. Moving again when needs increase can be difficult and quality of life means different things to different people. Whenever possible, talk with a professional about care options, financial costs, resources like the Aid & Attendance program for veterans and other issues that will affect your decision. 65 Senior Street offers personal assistance with identifying needs, resources and the right communities for your loved one. Contact us today at 704-579-4480 or email us to get started.