Picking a Nursing Home Shouldn’t Be Trial and Error

The author of this article lists six crucial questions to ask when assessing a nursing home for someone with dementia:

  1. Is the dementia unit large enough so that the resident will not feel confined?
  2. Does it offer activities appropriate for the person’s intellectual abilities?
  3. Does it have a positive environment – colorful, but not overly stimulating or confusing?
  4. Are music and singing included in the activities?
  5. Is the staff trained to handle patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s? How does the staff deal with patients who act out?
  6. Are residents in the dementia wing kept clean and well dressed, and treated with the same respect as those in other parts of the facility?


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