California Nursing Homes
California nursing homes are facilities that provide a home for those who require continuous nursing care and who are unable to complete the daily activities of living on their own. The most common types of residents found in these homes are the elderly and younger individuals who are mentally and physically disabled. The residents of this type of facility receive physical, occupational, and other forms of therapy after a severe accident or illness.
In general, the staff that you will find in California nursing homes consists of registered nurses, nursing aides, physical, occupational, and speech therapists, social workers, and recreational assistants. In a nursing home, a resident may have a private room to themselves or share with another individual; however, there are numerous different types of nursing homes with different styles of housing to choose from. California nursing homes do also provide transportation for their residents.
The cost of California nursing homes is generally paid for out of pocket, through long term health insurance, or by Medicaid or Medicare programs. In 2004, more than 98% of more than 16,000 nursing homes in the United States were eligible to participate in the Medicare/Medicaid program. The services of a nursing home may be offered in a freestanding or hospital based facility, with general preferences being given to freestanding facilities.
Many individuals find the phrase “nursing home” to be intimidating and frightening; however, there are numerous, reputable California nursing homes across the state, and Senior Living Options of the Desert is here to assist you in choosing the right one. Each of the facilities that they recommend have been preselected and prescreened to meet rigorous criteria. Although the decision to place one’s loved one in a nursing home is a difficult one, you will be able to rest assured that you have made the best decision possible for their care.