Mom can no longer take care of herself, and even she agrees it’s time to move into a facility that will care for her. But how can you make sure that she gets the attention she needs?
Dr. Naushira Pandya, the president of The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, has spent years in post-acute and long-term care, as a doctor, researcher, and teacher. She recommends doing the following to assure Mom lives her best life in her new home.
1. Find out who’s in charge
Introduce yourself to the medical director of the facility, and to Mom’s doctor. They will be able to answer all your questions about the facility, and help you ensure that Mom gets the treatment she needs.
2. Get to know the staff
The people who will be taking care of Mom every day are the nurses, nursing assistants, and various therapists in the facility. Develop a good relationship with them, and make sure they know that you want to be involved in Dad’s care.
Taking these two steps is a simple matter at Atlantic Coast Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, in Lakewood, NJ. Our long term care program was designed specifically to meet the unique needs and interests of seniors and long-term care patients. It emphasizes a restorative approach, encouraging each patient’s potential to maximize function and mobility.
Most importantly, our guiding principle for long-term care is this: what would we want for our own parents in a long-term care setting?
You will feel at ease once you meet our staff. The Atlantic Coast Social Services team is dedicated to ensuring that every resident thrives socially, emotionally, and spiritually, and our carefully selected caregivers undergo special sensitivity training, and treat residents with love, compassion, and dignity.
Our beautiful nursing home and rehab center is situated on beautifully landscaped grounds, and provides the comfortable and pleasant living experience that is essential to enhancing quality of life, thus promoting recuperation, health, and well-being.
Our master chef and the entire staff of culinary experts prepare delicious meals to please even the most discerning palates. Our meals are not only delicious, they are also elegantly served, using fine china and utensils. In addition, we have a registered dietician to supervise the process to ensure that all meals conform to the individual dietary restrictions and requirements for every resident.
At Atlantic Coast, our goal is to offer activities that stimulate both mind and body. We fashion each day’s recreation schedule with the primary purpose of encouraging social interaction and promoting physical health and fitness. To accommodate different interests and personal preferences, our Activities Director designs flexible schedules, with a variety of stimulating and engaging activity options.
Our mailbox is filled with letters from grateful families, thanking us for the devoted and tender care we provide for their loved ones.
And, like Dr. Pandya suggests, stop by! Meet our director and our team of doctors, nurses, and therapists. You’ll see that Atlantic Coast is the perfect home for Mom.
Contact us to schedule a tour by calling 732-364-7100, or by clicking here.