There is no definite answer as to when the right time is to consider a nursing home. However, there are various factors that can contribute to the decision. These include when an individual can no longer care for themselves, when their health deteriorates, or when they require more assistance than what can be provided at home. Ultimately, it is important to consider all options and make the best decision for the individual involved.

Here are some important things to consider: 

  • Your loved one’s health and care needs
  • Your own caregiving ability
  • Your work and family obligations
  • The cost of nursing home care

It can be a difficult decision, but there are some things to keep in mind that may help you make the best decision for your loved one. First, consider the level of care that is needed. If basic needs like bathing, dressing, and eating are becoming difficult to manage, then a nursing home may be the best option. Additionally, take into account your support system. If you have family or friends nearby who can help with the caregiving of your loved one, they may be able to stay at home longer. However, if your support system is far away then managing the care of your loved one can become increasingly difficult over time.

Ultimately, the decision of when to move a loved one into a nursing home is a difficult and personal one, so It’s important to consult with your family and your loved one’s doctor to make sure you’re making the best possible decision for everyone involved.

At Matulaitis, our staff is passionate about providing top-quality care for our residents, and we work hard to create a respectful, supportive environment. We understand the importance of making sure our residents feel like they are part of a community, and we do everything we can to create a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Contact us today to schedule a tour.