No, all nursing homes are not the same. There are some nursing homes that specialize in certain type of care. Additionally, there are nursing homes that can be considered to be five-star resorts while others may not have as many amenities. It is important to select a nursing home that can meet your needs as well as your budget.
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Sharine Forbes, Gerontology, answered
Betty Long, RN, MHA, Nursing, answered
Absolutely not! They are as distinct and diverse as each one of us. While it IS true that nursing homes all render long term care, the delivery of that care can be wildly different. And while it is true that many nursing homes may be owned by the same corporation, the administration will be different, the medical team will be different and for sure, the nursing team will be different. That's why it's so critical to stay engaged, stay in touch with the care team at the nursing home when you have a loved one there as a patient.
Our team at Guardian Nurses always provides this advice to families who are wondering which nursing home is the best for their loved one, "There is no perfect nursing home. Every single facility will have its challenges. It is up to you, the family, to make sure that your loved one is getting the appropriate care and treatment."
Choosing a nursing home can be one of the most stressful decisions you make for your loved one. Do the best you can with the information you have. And if you feel like you need help, reach out for a professional.