Choosing the best physical rehab Dyer
When you are told by your physician that you need a nursing care and rehab facility, there are some things you can do to find the place that’s right for you. The first step is to learn what nursing care centers there are in your area. The most obvious person to ask this of is your doctor. Find out which care facility he or she recommends and which ones he/she visits regularly. Also ask the people in your circle, friends, family, neighbors, etc. if they have had personal experience with a nursing facility. If you are currently in the hospital, your social worker should be able to find the place that’s right for you, and help with your transfer.
You need to see for yourself what the prospective home is like. Make a visit if you can, or have someone who knows you well visit for you. There will be many questions you want to ask. First, there are the broad quality-of-life questions:
- Will I be treated respectfully?
- Do I get to choose when I get up, go to bed or bathe?
- Can I have visitors any time, day or night?
- Is transportation provided to community activities and destinations?
- Can I decorate my living space to fit my own style?
- How will my needs for privacy be met – when I have visitors – for personal care services?
You will also want to consider how you will be involved in planning your care. Ask about:
- Who will be providing care?
- Will my preferences be taken into consideration?
- Will I be able to see my personal physician?
You need to ask questions about the staff:
- How is the nursing facility rated in comparison to other facilities?
- Is there enough staff to meet the needs of the patients?
- Are staff consistent day to day and over time?
- What type of therapy is available, does it meet my needs?
- Is there a social worker on staff, do I have access to him/her?
You will also want to ask your questions about religious and cultural preferences, food and meal policies, security measures, and of course the details of your fees and charges. This list is just the beginning. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has a good list of questions to ask when choosing a nursing and rehabilitation center.