Healthy Living: Nursing Homes
Nursing homes provide their residents with 24-hour safety monitoring and on-site medical care.
Designed for a person who can’t be cared for at home but doesn’t need a hospital, nursing homes are not only for the elderly.
Katie Boomgaard is here to help in today’s Healthy Living.
The cost of long-term care can be affected by factors such as the time of year, extra charges for services beyond the basics, and variable rates in community programs.
Things like semi-private rooms may cost less than private rooms.
If you’re in a crunch, ask the hospital’s discharge planner or social worker for their recommendations.