Mom can no longer take care of herself, and everyone agrees it’s time for her to move into a facility that will take better care of her. But how can you make sure she gets the attention she needs?
Dr. Naushira Pandya, president of The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, has spent years in post-acute and long-term care, as a doctor, researcher, and teacher. What does she recommend? Get involved.
In particular, the following 2 tips will improve Dad’s life in his new home.
1. Find out who’s in charge
Introduce yourself to the medical director of the facility, and to Mom’s doctor. They will be able to answer any questions you have about the facility, and can help you ensure that Mom gets the treatment she needs.
2. Get to know the staff
The people who will be taking care of Mom every day are the nurses, nursing assistants, and various therapists in the facility. Develop a good relationship with them, and make sure they know that you want to be involved in Mom’s care.
Taking these two steps is a simple matter at Hamilton Grove Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, in Hamilton, NJ. We encourage visits from families, knowing not only that our residents enjoy them, but that they give us an opportunity to involve the family in their loved one’s care.
our care programs are designed specifically to meet the unique needs and interests of seniors and long-term care patients. We emphasize restorative care, maximizing each patient’s potential to regain and maintain function and mobility.
We foster an environment that is cheerful and enthusiastic, so residents truly relish and appreciate life.
Our outstanding Social Services team works hard to ensure that every resident thrives socially, emotionally, and spiritually.
We promote a culture of independence, crucial for emotional, social, and physical health. Residents are encouraged to choose their activity and meal preferences, and to perform tasks and activities as self-sufficiently as possible.
We carefully select, train and re-train our wonderful caregivers, who are especially sensitive to the needs of our long-term care patients. They treat residents with love, compassion, and dignity.
And, like Dr. Pandya suggests, stop by! Meet our director and our team of doctors, nurses, and therapists. You’ll see that Hamilton Grove is the perfect home for Mom.
Contact us to schedule a tour by calling 609-588-5800 or by clicking here.