The decision to place a loved one in a long term care setting is rarely an easy one. However, at some point in time, you or a loved one may no longer be able to live independently and stay at home. Whether due to an illness or disability, long term care may be your best option.
Selecting a long term care facility is one of the most important decisions you may ever be asked to make. Will the stay be long term, or do you just need a short term stay? How is the facility maintained? What activities are available? These are just a few of the questions that will need to be answered. Of course the questions will be based upon the reasons for looking at long term care.
There are many reasons for looking into long term care facilities. Illnesses such as pneumonia and congestive heart failure may weaken you or a loved one to the point that more care is needed than can be provided at home. Total joint replacements may also require at least a short term stay. Another reason for looking at long term care would be Alzheimer`s or another related illness.
No matter what the reason may be, the friendly and caring staff at the Pratt Rehabilitation & Residence Center are available to assist you in assessing your options.