Now if your parents have medical conditions that are, or will become, too difficult to handle at home and require more medical supervision than what an assisted living would provide, you should consider a nursing home facility. Aside from a hospital for a specific incident or treatment, a nursing home, or skilling nursing facility, will provide the highest level of elder care. The licensed staff at a nursing home also works around the clock and often includes more skilled professionals like nurses, doctors, and therapists that specialize in senior care. If your parents need both medical and personal care assistance long term or after surgery or hospitalization, then a nursing home is the best service available.
It is the decision of responsible caring children to make certain that your parent’s needs are met and often this requires help from outside of the family. Take time to understand your parents’ individual needs and make the best choice for their health and well-being.