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How to decide from at home care or nursing home

Austine Smith November 21, 2019

Reviewing ways to care for your parents

How to decide from at home care or nursing home

The decision of moving parents into a nursing home care is truly a traumatic one for many families. For some families, this consideration comes after a sudden medical emergency where taking care of the elderly parents at home seems to be almost impossible. Similarly, caring for parents with degenerative or chronic disease may continue over a prolonged time and they’ll usually need more nursing care which many families may fail to provide realistically. However, there’re some crucial factors that families need to consider when deciding from at home care or nursing home.

While there’re lots of incidents and examples can be found on the topic of how to care for your parents, they all usually agree on one thing – if the person is in a condition where the person has to receive all the necessary care, moving parents in nursing homes seems to be a feasible idea.

It’s also crucial for families to take time out to discuss their concerns about specialized care with the parents before making any final decision. Some parents may accuse the children of wanting to get rid of them while some others may insist on nursing home care. It’s the responsibility of the children to properly convey their inabilities.

Another key factor when deciding from in-home care or nursing home is to know that most of the care services offered by nursing homes can be provided at home.

Apart from discussing the matter with parents, families should also talk to their doctor and/or the local support services to decide what is right for their seniors.

 

Call to action:

What are your thoughts on moving parents into nursing homes and providing them with in-home care? Let me know in the comments section below. To keep the conversation going, you can also connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads. To have a thought-provoking read, be sure to check out my book Present Bouquets.

 

References:

Marley, Marie. “Convincing a Loved One to Go to a Nursing Home.” CAREGIVER, Accessed May 5, 2019. https://caregiver.com/articles/convincing-nursing-home/

STERN, DENISE. “How to Put Elderly Parents in Nursing Homes.” LIVESTRONG, Accessed May 5, 2019. https://www.livestrong.com/article/225078-how-to-put-elderly-parents-in-nursing-homes/

 

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