How to choose a suitable nursing home?

Through the above, we have learned which elderly people are suitable to choose nursing homes. Next, we will explain in more detail the specific steps of choosing a suitable nursing home, hoping to provide guidance for everyone.

1. Initial screening

You can inquire online or through the streets and family comprehensive service centers to learn about the available institutional resources for the aged. It is also suggested that the elderly can seek the assistance of social workers in the process of understanding. In the preliminary screening process, we mainly consider two aspects.

Types of institutions: There are mainly three categories: public nursing homes, private nursing homes and apartments for the elderly.

Public nursing homes are characterized by low prices and high cost performance, but they need to wait. Private nursing homes are mixed with good and bad, relatively good, and the fees are relatively expensive. Apartments for the elderly can have higher freedom and privacy, and the way of charging is also quite special.

It is suggested that the elderly who have considered public nursing homes can sign up to queue up first, and further understand and compare different institutions during the waiting process. Apartments for the elderly are more suitable for double-elderly families with a certain economic foundation.

The surrounding environment of the hospital: Get as much information as possible about the geographical location of each institution. Traffic conditions affect the convenience of travel and family visits. However, too close to busy streets will lead to noise pollution. The natural environment on the back of the mountain and the lake is quiet, but mosquitoes are indispensable. Looking ahead to the disadvantages brought by the environment can become the focus of further understanding of the hospital, which will be further explained below.

After preliminary screening of the types and locations of institutions, some institutions should be excluded.

2. Consultation and understanding

Next, we need to further collect information about nursing homes to assist in the selection by telephone and other means.

Hospital environment and facilities: In addition to asking some general questions, For example, in addition to the size of the park, the floor setting in the hospital, the spatial distribution of different functional areas, the daily activity space, the type of rooms and the corresponding charges, questions can also be raised on the above requirements, such as whether the barrier-free facilities in the hospital are complete, whether there is noise interference, how to solve the mosquito problem, etc.

Meal: Ask about the daily meal arrangement, including time and form. In addition, is there a special needs meal list for the elderly with the above diseases, or is it just the same dish with less salt or less food?

Care and medical care: Understand the service and price difference of different nursing grades, General contents of daily services of corresponding grades. Configuration of medical facilities in residential institutions, Whether there is a fixed medical referral process and channel in case of emergency. In addition, the elderly with special care needs can ask the nursing home whether relevant personalized services are provided, including rehabilitation physiotherapy, occupational therapy, cognitive orientation training and other services, and whether chronic disease drugs commonly used can be obtained in the infirmary of the hospital.

Arrangement of daily activities: understand the daily schedule of the institution, whether there are various recreational activities, daily life schedule and whether there are fixed visiting hours. If there are interest groups or volunteer teams in the institution, the capable elderly will have the opportunity to realize themselves and reflect their self-worth.

Staffing: In fact, it is mainly to examine the size of the hospital, And I would like to point out that if the post of social worker (social worker) is included in the staff structure of the nursing home, it will be a bonus. In my previous work, I found that social workers can help the nursing home to communicate with the elderly and achieve a win-win situation.

Through telephone communication with the other party, apart from understanding some substantive messages, one must also feel the attitude of the other party and the importance attached to the problems raised by the elderly. All these can reflect the professionalism of the residential care institution and are a major basis for choice.

3. Field experience

No matter how appropriate the situation is before, I still suggest to visit the nursing home on the spot. If conditions permit, it is also suggested that the elderly invite family members or community social workers to accompany them. Before the visit, you can agree with the hospital to visit the time, consult whether you can visit the canteen, taste the food, and ask more questions during the visit.

Hardware facilities: Everyone will see the general hardware facilities. I will not say more here. Here, I mainly put forward three contents that are easy to ignore.

    One is whether the room is bright and ventilated. Bright rooms can make residents clear day and night and have a better rhythm of life. The room is well ventilated, Not only is beneficial to the removal of peculiar smell, It is also not easy to breed mold. The second is the barrier-free facilities mentioned earlier. Take a closer look at the installation of these facilities. It is only a kind of project. Still can really play a role, this also can understand the attitude and concept of this nursing home from one side. The third is the wall newspaper version on the wall. If the wall newspaper version is handmade, colorful and updated in time, it can reflect the intentions of the staff of the hospital and make the hospital look [approachable].

Service and Attitude: During the visit, besides listening to the introduction of the leaders, don’t forget to look at the elderly in the nursing home, see their mental state, and see if they are doing what. Are they walking in the aisle dressed neatly and in high spirits to participate in the activities, or are they sitting sloppy and listless at the head of banyan trees?

When passing through the room, besides looking at the facilities in the room, you can also see whether the nursing workers respect and have patience in communicating with the elderly. The communication between nursing workers can also be listened to with ears pricked up to see if they have laughed at their clients. In addition to seeing and listening, you can also smell whether there is any peculiar smell or musty smell in the residential floor. These concerns can all reflect from the side whether the service of the residential care institutions is in place and are also the most close interests.

In fact, the so-called [good] nursing homes can better meet the needs of the elderly. The selection process is mainly to judge whether these needs have been met correspondingly.