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When is the Appropriate Time to Move from Home Care to Skilled Nursing Facility?

Transitioning to a Long-term Care Facility

We understand that deciding to transition your loved one to a skilled nursing facility, such as those within YAD Healthcare, can be emotionally challenging. Although change is inherently tricky, we want to reassure you that this transition often results in better care for your loved one and long-term peace of mind for the caregiver.

Overcoming Stigma

Skilled nursing facilities sometimes carry a negative stigma, associated with the perception of depressing environments. However, at YAD Healthcare, we work hard to foster vibrant communities. Residents enjoy a variety of activities that enhance their physical and mental well-being. These activities also help to build new friendships and provide a sense of purpose. We offer nutritious and varied meals, and our nursing professionals ensure all basic needs are met, regardless of the level of assistance required.

Monitoring Progress

Caregivers must consider their well-being too. Signs such as self-injury during caregiving, the need for extra in-home help, and symptoms of caregiver burnout (quick temper, high blood pressure, headaches, gastrointestinal issues, depression) are all indicators that a skilled nursing facility might be beneficial. Family and friends expressing concern can also be a sign that it’s time for a transition.

Research and Open-Mindedness

Now is the perfect time to research facilities in your area and schedule tours. At YAD Healthcare, our staff is ready to facilitate tours and provide all the information you need. We want you to feel comfortable and informed.

Feeling guilty about not being able to provide ongoing care is common. However, this guilt often fades when people see the compassionate care their loved ones receive in a skilled nursing facility.

Our professionals are dedicated to making this transition as smooth as possible for your entire family. Contact us to schedule a tour of one of our YAD Healthcare facilities.

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