How To Find The Best Skilled Nursing Care For Your Parent
Searching for skilled care for a loved one is usually a new experience, often done under duress. This combination of circumstances can leave adult children adrift in the world of skilled nursing, health centers and rehabilitation services.
Fortunately, there are ways to evaluate your options in the Fairfield County area, and distinguish the best care from the others.
Gather as much information as you can
While word-of-mouth reviews are helpful, the best endorsements are factual and objective. Start with The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). This government rating authority takes several factors into account to provide an unbiased review of care providers.
For instance, Ridge Crest, the health center at Meadow Ridge in Redding, CT, has achieved 5-Star CMS ratings in every category. With this rating, you can be sure Ridge Crest offers a superior care experience, as well as peace of mind for both residents and their families.
To further help you in your search for a superior short- or long-term care provider, AARP recommends you schedule a tour of the health center you’re interested in. Don’t be afraid to ask questions – of both the staff and other residents. “What’s the staff-to-resident ratio?” “What’s the readmission rate for rehabilitation services?” And of course, “What will it cost?”
The more you know, the better your decision will be for your loved one.