Although everyone grows older with each passing day, we all age differently. That means some elderly people will need full time support and care, while others can get by with part time support and care, and some can still live on their own. If you or a loved one is getting on in years, you may be thinking about this topic a lot. You’re probably asking yourself is it time to move to a nursing home? If you know that you or your loved one will benefit from full time help and support, it’s probably time to get the process started.

If you’re not sure, the good news is that there are a few signs to be aware of. These signs are a good indication if you or a loved one should move to a nursing home. For example, if you or a loved one is falling a lot at home and suffering from physical injuries, it’s a tell-tale sign that it’s time to move to a nursing home. This holds particularly true if you or a loved one becomes injured when performing simple household tasks like cleaning and cooking. Another sign that you or your loved one should consider moving to a nursing home is when a significant change in your or their eating habits occurs.

You or your loved one may no longer have the ability to cook meals, and rely on salty and fatty take out foods instead. On the other hand, a nursing home will provide meals that provide the nutrition that’s needed to live a happy and healthy life. Another sign that it may very well be time to move to a nursing home is when an elderly person’s personal hygiene declines. It can become extremely difficult for elderly people to take showers and or tubs on a regular basis. It also gets harder and harder to keep up with other basic personal hygiene tasks like teeth brushing, changing into fresh clothes each day, and other grooming related tasks.

The good news is that a nursing home will provide you or a loved one with care around the clock. That means you or your loved one will never need to worry about being in charge of the daily responsibilities of living on your own.

Please contact us today for more information about our nursing home program.

Matulaitis Rehabilitation and Skilled Care is the leading non-profit skilled nursing facility in Northeast Connecticut. We are proud to receive top national rankings and the highest five-star rating from Medicare’s Nursing Home Compare. Our dedicated staff combines renowned care and exceptional nursing skills with a holistic approach. We fully realize that the restoration of your health and well-being after an illness, operation, or injury can be incredibly difficult.

Our long term care features attention to the whole person, assuring individualized care for fullness of living, spiritual welfare, and providing a sense of community with enriching programming. We invite you to learn more about our special smoke-free facility as you consider your own or a loved one’s needs.