Getting into nursing homes can be a difficult experience because of the transition it shall bring to a family. The elderly going inside can feel traumatized and anxious.
To ensure that the experience would be less intimidating for your relative, follow these tips in looking for the best care homes. The first thing to do would be to call the ‘elderly rehabilitation center’(also known as ‘ศูนย์ฟื้นฟูสมรรถภาพผู้สูงอายุ’ in the Thai language).
Check how the receptionist answers you and the background noise behind. If she sounds professional, there is a good chance that their services are good. Check how she would talk with you and the answers she gives to your questions.
Visit the place so as to inspect it thoroughly. Size is not important but service is. See if the clients inside are happy with their surroundings. You need to personally see the place to get immediate feedback.
Speak to the person managing the place and be sure to ask the questions in your mind. See how he patiently answers them. It is also important to know what management expects from the client’s relatives. They may have rules that would not fit your requirements.
Check the number of the permanent staff of the center. These are trained and expert personnel in caring for the elderly. A center that hires people from agencies will not know the history of the patients as they just come and go and work temporarily. It would be best to choose a center that has mostly permanent staff who knows the background of the patients.