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Kevin was there for us from beginning to end, answering our many questions and offering helpful suggestions and insights. He made this extremely difficult transition much more bearable for us. I highly recommend this service. Angela
The advisor was extremely helpful and caring during a difficult and emotional time for me. She helped me find a good safe place for my husband. In a situation where I couldn’t personally check out the facility because of the virus quarantine, I felt confident in her recommendation of the care facility I chose. Terri
Assisted living help with Bonnie was amazing. She helped set up video visits with my mother in the hospital and explained well her placement options. She talked with my wife and I at length and found my mother an excellent place for her new home. Jeff M.D. 

What is a Nursing Home?

A nursing home is the highest care environment for today’s seniors that require the skilled nursing services of a physician, nurse, social worker, physical therapist, occupational therapist or a respiratory therapist. These facilities are mostly paid for by Medicare and Medicaid. A nursing home is usually used more for a short term rehabilitation stay than as a long term care facilities option unless the senior is on a Medicaid program.

Most seniors will never need a nursing home due to the increased services that assisted living and Dementia/Alzheimer’s/Memory Care Communities can perform. Private pay is rarely used in this care setting due to recurring cost ranging from $250.00 to $400.00 per day. Nursing homes are considered the most restrictive environments for seniors.

Special licensing is required in certain states.

Services Provided by Nursing Homes Nationwide Include*:

  • Medication Management
  • Full Housekeeping
  • Community or In-Room Meal Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Health Services
  • 24-Hour Security
  • Wellness Programs
  • Social/Group Activities
  • Assistance with Activities of Daily Living (Bathing, Toileting, etc.)
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Top 10 Signs It May Be Time to Consider a Nursing Home Nationwide

There is nothing better than allowing your loved ones live their golden years in the comfort of their own home. However, knowing the difference between your parents “slipping a little” and showing cause for concern is important for their health and safety. CarePatrol Local Senior Care Advisors are able to quickly assess your loved one’s situation and help you find the care your loved one needs.

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Answers to the Most Common Questions About Nursing Homes Nationwide

When is it Time to Consider a Nursing Home?
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The good news nowadays is that there are many alternatives to a nursing home. The bad news is that families and physicians don’t know about them. Nursing care these days are for the sickest of the sick.

Twenty years ago, any senior could check themselves into a nursing home, even if they only needed supervision. Now, most seniors that go to a nursing home are being admitted short term after a hospital stay. Traditional Medicare will only pay for nursing care after a hospital stay of 3 nights, and that is only if there is a true medical need for round-the-clock nurses.

What are Some Alternatives to Nursing Homes?
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Senior Living options Nationwide and alternatives to a nursing home include Assisted Living and Memory Care Communities. Most seniors and families that call a CarePatrol Advisor claim that they need a nursing home, when in fact, assisted living would meet their needs much better.

What Is The Average Cost of a Nursing Home?
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The average national cost of a nursing home is over $8,200 per month. This can easily go as high as $100,000 per year. Alternatives to a nursing home are much more affordable and can deliver a higher quality of life. Call your CarePatrol Advisor to discuss if your loved one is appropriate for an alternative to a nursing home, like assisted living, memory care, independent living or an in-home caregiver.