When talking about nursing home placement or long-term care, this simply describes that point in life when you or a loved one requires assistance and/or specialized supervision with your basic or functional physical needs over an extended period of time. As one ages, these supports may include assistance and supervision in performing daily activities or meeting personal needs that were once completed independently without the need for planning or assistance. Long-term care includes, but is not limited to:
- Incontinence programs
- Administering medications
- Managing pain
- Physical, speech or occupational therapy
- Assistance with feeding
- Shopping and running errands
- Managing money
- Doing laundry
Long-term care assistance in a nursing home setting is often recommended upon diagnosis of a terminal condition or at the onset of a sudden disability, illness, injury or other age-related condition. Studies report that at least 60% of all individuals will need extended support by a long-term care provider in at least one or more personal or medical care areas during their lifetime. Regardless of the length of time one may need nursing home care – a few weeks, months, or years – the professional medical/social/activity staff at Southwind Healthcare and Rehabilitation is capable of meeting the individual needs and personal care requests of all residents.
Allow Southwind’s Admissions Coordinator, Angelique Credeur, to conduct an on-site assessment to determine if you or your loved one qualifies for long-term care. We are able to process the medical and financial certification with no obligation or commitment.