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How to Choose a Geriatric Home Don’t decide on a home just for the needs of today. 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 Looks 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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Observe interactions between residents and staff. Do the residents look happy and satisfied? Silent and withdrawn? Do the caregivers treat the residents as adults or more like kids? 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 huge extent, how the staff treat the residents will affect their quality of life in the home more than anything else. Rental/Patient Agreement Be sure to read the rental contract or patient agreement very carefully. 41Bring it home with you if you must. Go through the charges and watch out for extra charges. What items will not be covered in the contract? Skip any facility that will not itemize your costs in written form. 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 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 Geriatric homes will have a Director of Nurses, and it important that you talk to him or her before deciding on the particular facility. When you speak to the D.O.N., see if their philosophy of care is agreeable to you, and know how long that person has been working in that position. The D.O.N. is the one 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.