As people get older, they may find it difficult to take care of themselves.Today the relatives nor the ability to take care of their elderly in the same way as before. Therefore, there are specially adapted for the elderly where those who can not care for themselves receive help and supervision around the clock.
Contact your local authority to search homes for the elderly
The first thing you should do, to search for a retirement home, is to contact your community and where an assistance officer.
Then you get to meet an officer who investigates how your need for help sight and then decide what help you get.
If you are not satisfied with the decision, you can appeal.
Public or private care?
You may choose whether you want public or private elderly care. The fees are the same. And there are not any major differences in quality.
So you will stay
At a nursing home, it is common that you are living in small apartments with a combined bedroom and living room.
Often you will also have their own shower and toilet in your room. In the room, there is also, usually, a small refrigerator and sink and space for a hot plate and / or microwave.
There are, whenever possible, always striving to satisfy all desire to live with their husband or wife.
This will then pay for food and rent but do not pay any care costs.
Pets are allowed in some homes for the elderly. Please contact the nursing home for more information.
Staff available around the clock
At a nursing home, there is always staff around the clock, in place that can take care of you.
You will also have so-called security alarms around the wrist or as a necklace that you at any time can press to alert.
Moreover, you can get help from nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and other health professionals.
Daytime activities are an active family
Daytime activities are regular activities and the common interests of older people.Activities can be baking, knitting, computer courses or film screenings.
What does it cost?
Living in a nursing home is not free, but you pay a monthly rent, as with any accommodation whatsoever.
What distinguishes a nursing home against all other types of accommodation is that there is a maximum charge on what it will cost each month.