are retirement homes really advisable for an old person......do workers there really treat the...
It depends on the individual home, some are good and some are bad. That said, if it's possible for someone to remain in their own home, an assisted-living facility that still allows them to be independent but get the in-home care they need, or with family then that's usually the best way to go. Nursing homes are depressing places, and the people who go there are very aware that the vast majority only leave when they die. Many don't do well with them at all, but they are the only option for some low-functioning, high-need individuals. The best way to prevent mistreatment of family members who are in such homes is usually to visit them regularly, pay attention to the condition of them and their environment, ask questions, and address any concerns. If someone is just "dumped" in a home then there's a much higher chance that no one will notice if they're not getting quality care.
To tell you the truth that is a fear I have. If I can possibly prevent it I won't let my folks end up in a retirement home. I hear people are working out live-at-home options. Perhaps I will be able to arrange live-in help for them, but for myself, the retirement home is something I hope to avoid for my folks, if I can prevent this in any way. Thanks for the downer.
Just kidding. We need to think about these things.
by sir_tallest 8 years ago
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by starme77 7 years ago
what experiences have you had with family members in nursing homes? good? bad?
by Shil1978 2 years ago
Don't you think we should care for our elderly at home, rather than send them off to nursing homes?
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