As a loved one ages and it becomes difficult to provide the necessary level of care, deciding how to best keep them safe can be a struggle. Unfortunately, as we grow older other facets of care are necessary to maintain the healthiest way of living as possible. One of these options is entering into a nursing home, rehabilitation, or aftercare facility. Although it is tough for any family member to enter a nursing home, there are many ways to look for and evaluate these institutions to ensure that your loved one is cared for safely and properly in a clean, healthy environment.
The first tip is vital to ensure your loved one maintains their health and can be easily spotted if you know what you’re looking for. Cleanliness of a facility is of the utmost importance and can be revealed by simply looking past the furnishings and general cleanliness of the surrounding areas but by glancing in corners, at baseboards, and by scents. By following your nose and being alert as to whether the surrounding area smells badly can reveal how well the staff is changing and tending to the patients, how often deep cleaning is done, and whether proper sanitation requirements are being met within the facility.