Sapphire Center for Rehab and Nursing of Central Queens on How to Choose the Right Nursing Home
From healthcare to staffing and activities, there are plenty of tools at your disposal to find the best nursing home for your loved one.
Queens, NY (PRUnderground) July 9th, 2020
Choosing a nursing home for a parent or loved one is a great responsibility, as their physical, mental, and emotional health will be directly related to the decision that you make. Because this is such an important choice, there are resources to help you do your research.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is a great place to start. The agency’s website has rankings of every nursing home in the country. We’re proud to say that Sapphire Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing of Central Queens has a CMS rating of five stars, which is the highest possible ranking.
Having the right staff – both in quantity and quality – is one of the biggest factors that sets great nursing homes apart from the rest. Nursing home staff should have staff that is experienced and well-trained. Residents being able to interact with the same nurses and other staff members will allow them to feel more comfortable and, in turn, nurses will be able to make better care decisions if they are familiar with the people they are charged with taking care of.
The emotional well-being of residents cannot be discounted. Studies show providing activities that are both physically and mentally stimulating and other methods to promote socialization have a positive impact on residents’ quality of life in long-term care facilities.
While touring a skilled nursing facility, which is admittedly more difficult during the COVID-19 pandemic, be sure to be as thorough as possible. Consider visiting at different times so you see how the facility operates in the morning, at night, on weekends, etc. Sapphire Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing of Central Queens is proud of the transparency we offer to prospective residents.
Transparency should be the theme when dealing with a prospective nursing home. They should have answers to all your questions and should make the facility available to you for touring purposes. Armed with this information, you can make the best decision for the care of your loved one.
About Sapphire Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing
Sapphire Center for Rehab and Nursing of Queens is dedicated to creating a patient-centered care environment focused on their health. Our specialized programs combine boutique-style living environment with cutting-edge rehab technologies and world-class doctors, nurses, and therapists, all designed to speed your recovery and get you back to the life you love. We offer short term and long term care for those living in Queens and throughout New York City. With our unique focus on innovative care and compassion, we are devoted to helping older adults continue leading lives of purpose and joy.