Laguna Beach, CA.
I wanted to thank you again for sending Maria into our home to care for our Dad over the past 9 months. It was truly amazing to see how much he enjoyed her company and assistance in his home each day. Maria really became part of our family and we are so thankful to have found such a good home care agency that provides the level of quality care we experienced. Our fears about leaving Dad alone were put at ease and we were able to enjoy the time we spent with him and know that when we left he was in safe hands. Thanks for all you did to help Dad in his last days and for the funeral flowers - that was very thoughtful of you.
All the best.
Today in the United States there are over 16,000 nursing homes. Nursing homes, also known as skilled nursing facilities, are for seniors who require constant medical care and need significant assistance with the activities of daily living. The goal of care in a nursing home is to help individuals meet their daily physical, medical, social, and psychological needs. Nursing homes are generally stand alone facilities, but some are operated within a hospital or an assisted living community.
Activities of daily living include bathing, dressing, and meal preparation but may also extend to assistance with transportation, paying bills, making appointments, and simply being there to provide companionship and emotional support. Home care services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and can be paid for directly by the client or through a variety of public and private funding sources such as Long Term Care Insurance, Workers Compensation, and Medicaid.
Residents of nursing homes generally have high care needs and complex medical conditions that require routine skilled nursing services. Due to the constant care needs of its residents, nursing homes are required by federal law to have a licensed nurse on duty 24 hours a day. Residents typically share a room and are served meals in a central dining area. Residents should have the opportunity to be involved in activities that provide mental, physical, and social stimulation. Be sure to ask about activities offered when you tour the facility.
The average cost of care for nursing home care ranges between $6,000 and $10,000 per month. Cost is determined by the level of care needed, the setting where the care is provided, and the geographic location. Due to the high cost of care, many residents use supplemental funding from the government in the form of Medicare and/or Medicaid.
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I want to take the opportunity to let you know how grateful we are that we met up with your company. What a treat to work with you guys are! We have really enjoyed getting to know you guys over the past two years and will definately stop by and say hello when we are back in town again! Thanks for taking such good care of our Mom. You don't know how much weight that took off of our shoulders - to know she was in safe hands when we couldn't be there. Alvira is an amazing person and we feel so lucky to have been able to have her care for Mom for the entire two years! I don't know how you guys do all that you do and keep such a bright attitude - as I know Mom wasn't the easiest of people to be around with her disease and all - but we sure do appreciate everything you did for her and the lengths you went to in order to keep everyone in the loop. We wish you all the best with your company on-going and look forward to seeing you again soon!
Joan & April
Joan and April