Making the decision to move a loved one into a nursing home can be heart-wrenching. Thankfully these days – at least for those in the NYC region – there are many excellent options. Checking out the home carefully before the decision is made is essential. Look out for: how happy current residents are; what activities are on offer for the residents; what the medical care is like; nutrition, etc.
There are many options for nursing care in New York City today. For example, Dry Harbor Nursing Home in Queens is a top rated rehabilitation center with high end equipment and the finest staff. It also features a completely modern complex, offers classes of interest and so much more. Then there is Village Care Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Amsterdam Nursing Home, Brooklyn Queens Nursing Home and the Linden Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, to name but a few.
Check them all out carefully. Schedule a visit. Take your loved one with and note the vibe when he or she is in each place. Act on it.
And remember, moving a loved one into a nursing home does not have to be the end. It can actually be the beginning of something wonderful as finally the inhabitant has people at a similar stage in life with a lot in common. Look at it positively and your family member will hopefully do the same.