The love and responsibility that family members feel for older or disabled relatives lead them to try to care for their family member at home for as long as possible. But when does it become impossible? The question is hard — and often painful — to answer.
Consider the following 10 signs that suggest it is time to move a loved one from home:
- It is becoming physically difficult for you to care for your loved one. Perhaps you have fallen or gotten hurt while trying to lift or move them.
- Your other responsibilities, such as paying bills and keeping up your home, are increasingly left undone.
- Your own health issues — whether physical or emotional — are escalating.
- Your personal relationships are suffering.
- You are experiencing signs of caregiver burnout, such as becoming irritable or losing your temper.
- Your family and friends are concerned about you.
- Your loved one has tried to hurt you, or is showing such difficult behaviors as anger or paranoia.
- Your loved one has left the house and gotten lost.
- Your loved one has needs that you cannot handle, or are too expensive for you to pay for.
- Your loved one’s doctor recommends nursing home care.
The Long Term Skilled Nursing Care at Atlantic Coast Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, in Lakewood, NJ, was designed specifically to meet the unique needs and interests of seniors and long-term care patients.
Our perspective on long-term care is this: what would we want for our own parents in a long-term care setting?
Atlantic Coast’s long-term care program emphasizes a restorative approach, encouraging each patient’s potential to maximize function and mobility.
Our facility is positive and upbeat, allowing residents to truly relish and appreciate life.
Atlantic Coast provides the amenities and comforts that seniors appreciate. We even offer SKYPE communication so that residents can keep in touch with loved ones from afar.
The Atlantic Coast Social Services team is dedicated to ensuring that every resident thrives socially, emotionally, and spiritually.
Our carefully selected Atlantic Coast caregivers undergo special sensitivity training, and treat residents with love, compassion, and dignity.
We encourage our residents’ independence and self-sufficiency, which plays an important role in their overall health and well-being. Residents participate in the activities of their choice, and select the meal option that they prefer.
For individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s, dementia, or other cognitive disorders, Atlantic Coast provides care that is specifically designed to address the needs of this population.
For the safety and well-being of cognitively impaired residents, Atlantic Coast offers a separate secure unit. The wide corridors are homelike and easy to navigate, creating an environment with a sense of familiarity and security.
The Alzheimer’s unit caregivers are specially trained to care for memory impaired residents. With their extra sensitivity and understanding of the condition and its impact, our caregivers treat each resident with dignity and love.
The cognitively impaired care program helps patients maximize their cognitive function. Likewise, the activities program is designed to foster social interaction and an appreciation of life.
For patients in more advanced stages, innovative sensory therapies such as audiovisual stimuli and aromatherapy are beneficial in inducing a sense of calm.
Or better yet, come see for yourself: Contact us to schedule a tour by calling 732-364-7100, or by clicking here.