Choosing an In-Patient Facility

January 10, 2011

Between the three founders of Dementia Dynamics, we have had family members in nearly 20 different care facilities, ranging from daycare to nursing homes and everything in between.  The quality of these facilities varied greatly from atrocious to excellent.  Many facilities that purport to be “specialty dementia” units are really nothing more than locked nursing homes units.  You want to feel good about the quality of care where you place your loved one.  Here are some things to look for:

  1. Cleanliness:  Is the facility clean?  Does it smell?
  2. Staff:  Spend some time in the facility and watch the staff interact with the patients.  Are they kind?%C

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