How to Know It’s Time to Consider Nursing Home Care

The love and responsibility family members feel for their older or disabled loved ones lead them to try to care for their family member at home for as long as possible. But when does it become impossible? The question is hard — and often painful — to answer.

Look out for the following 10 signs that suggest it is time to move a loved one from home:

  1. It is becoming physically difficult for you to care for them. Have you ever fallen or gotten hurt while trying to lift or move them?
  2. Your other responsibilities, such as paying bills and keeping up your home, are becoming increasingly difficult to manage.
  3. Your own health — whether physical or emotional — is worsening.
  4. Your personal relationships are suffering.
  5. You are experiencing signs of caregiver burnout, such as becoming irritable or losing your temper.
  6. Your family and friends are concerned about you.
  7. Your loved one has tried to hurt you, or is showing such difficult behaviors as anger or paranoia.
  8. Your loved one has left the house and gotten lost.
  9. Your loved one has needs that you cannot handle, or are too expensive for you to pay for.
  10. Your loved one’s doctor recommends nursing home care.

The long-term skilled nursing care at Hamilton Grove Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, in Hamilton, NJ,

was 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.

We are also experts in handling all levels of cognitive impairment, from mild cognitive impairment to Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

We have created a unique environment and care program specifically designed to address the needs of this population. Our Alzheimer’s Unit is situated in a separate, secure wing to ensure the safety and well-being of our residents. It offers a structured daily routine, mind-stimulating activities, excellent social interaction, with optimal patient independence in a calm and soothing atmosphere.

Read our reviews on,, and to hear what our residents and their families have to say.

Or better yet, come see for yourself: Contact us to schedule a tour by calling 609-588-5800 or by clicking here.

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