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Factors to Consider When Picking a Nursing Home

As people age, they often need more care and assistance with daily activities. In some cases, this means that they may require placement in a nursing home or long-term care facility. However, choosing the right nursing home can be a daunting task, as there are many factors to consider and many consequences that come with making the wrong decision. Abuse and neglect are surprisingly common in these sorts of facilities, so it’s important to do thorough research and think carefully before making your selection.

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Daily Living Checklist For Seniors

Try and imagine waking up in the morning. What are things that you typically do? How do you get yourself out of bed? Do you throw your feet over the edge, stand, and walk straight to the bathroom? Or do you go downstairs and make yourself some breakfast? These tasks are called activities of daily living or ADLs. For people with disabilities, especially the elderly, simple tasks such as getting up in the morning or walking down the stairs to make breakfast are harder to accomplish.