A nursing home provides care including nursing home dental services. Not every nursing home does this though so you do need to check and research the kind of care that any nursing home offers. Choosing a nursing home, be it for yourself or for an ageing parent, is never an easy thing, even if you are choosing the best nursing home in the whole world. Moving into a nursing home means giving up ‘independent’ living, and often, it means giving up a family home. It means big changes, even when it is change that is needed. And so it means that choosing a nursing home needs to be done with great consideration. Thought needs to be put into the process. The nursing homes must be visited, if possible with the person who will be moving in. The facilities must be checked out. The staff must be interviewed. The food must be looked into. And of course, the care and the healthcare, the most important things, must be carefully considered.
What must a nursing home offer?
The word home is important. A person wants a home, hopefully offering mobile dental services, doctors on call, a hair salon, a nail salon, a physiotherapist, and then, lovely rooms, lovely social lounges, a nice dining area, excellent and clean and comfortable facilities, and love. And we say love because older people need to be loved. They need to be nurtured. They need to be treated gently. And if they need care around the clock, it needs to be provided. Choosing a nursing home where your parent, or yourself, is going to feel safe and cared for, it is important knowing that everyone there is there to look after you. And of course, where you can make friends. A nursing home provides more than just nursing home dental services but those are important too!