Anyone who has visited a nursing home will tell you that it offers more than just necessities. While those attributes are rounded off nicely, they are rarely what is remembered most by the residents and families that belong to that unit. Community, compassion, and innovation set the stage for the nursing home experience, enriching the lives of so many that choose to share the next chapter of their lives in a supported space. If you’re unsure what a day in the life looks like, you may be surprised to learn that physical and intellectual activities are a regular occurrence in nursing homes, taking place in central locations on and offsite. Here’s what you can expect, beyond the necessities.
Connected within a central location
Nursing homes offer modern designs and supported care, but they also have the benefit of being well located within urban suburbs and city fringes. Nursing homes in Bathurst and neighboring suburbs allow for family and friends to visit with regularity and escort loved ones to dining hubs and shopping precincts. It also allows for access to a greater number of hospitals and health clinics, as well as other lifestyle outlets like Medicare and salons. Before you buy a home there is great research and consideration that goes into finding the right location, and the same care should be shown when selecting your nursing home. Having a nursing home that ticks the necessary boxes may be one thing, but you should also make sure the location meets your expectations and offers total accessibility.
Healthy bodies and minds
One of the benefits that appeal to residents is what can be offered in terms of health. Nursing homes are run by health professionals who are passionate about providing the highest quality of life, for body and mind. Each resident who enters the nursing home community will have access to specialist services, which include nutritionists, leisure programs, physiotherapy, speech therapy, pet therapy and wings that offer additional support for those in need. These services boost physical health so that residents can have a more active role in the community. That same rigor is shown for mental activity, with a range of offerings provided to stimulate the mind. These include community activities, libraries, social outings, music programs, literature groups and arts, and craft outlets.
Residents want for nothing
It’s a well-known fact that residents of nursing homes will want for nothing, with so many added luxuries a part of daily life and enjoyed by the masses. Taking care of entertainment, great nursing homes will offer complimentary Foxtel room services with 12 channels available, or residents can partake in the mobile library if reading is more suited. There is a large range of social outlets available for residents, taking place on and offsite with something different offered at each engagement. With a busy schedule, residents are spared the need to clean and cook, with friendly carers administering these tasks so that residents can keep busy with value adding commitments instead.
It takes more than a day to find the right nursing home, with so many factors that make up the decision-making process. Make sure that you are looking beyond the necessities, and selecting a provider that will go that extra mile for you or your loved one. Perhaps the right location will inform your decision, or it could be that a full calendar of social outings and activities are what you are in search for. Create that wishlist and start honing in on what you are looking for.
Newly middle-aged wife of 1, Mom of 3, Grandma of 2. A professional blogger who has lived in 3 places since losing her home to a house fire in October 2018 with her husband. Becky appreciates being self-employed which has allowed her to work from 'anywhere'. Life is better when you can laugh. As you can tell by her Facebook page where she keeps the humor memes going daily. Becky looks forward to the upcoming new year. It will be fun to see what 2020 holds.