Long-term care is not always an easy decision. We’re here to listen and answer your questions.
Skilled nursing facilities (nursing homes, long-term care centers) are regulated and licensed by the State Department of Public Health and are individually certified by the state for Medicare and Medicaid.
These centers also must meet federal standards. You can compare nursing homes at www.medicare.gov.
Long-term care is the right answer for those individuals needing constant and consistent care because they are unable to care for themselves and/or their family is either unable to safely care for them or unavailable to provide care. Oftentimes a medical emergency or event determines an individual’s need to be placed in long-term care. Some warning signs that you or a loved one may soon need long-term care include:
- inability to perform daily living tasks such as personal grooming or meal preparation;
- cannot manage personal finances responsibly;
- caring for a home or apartment is more than a person can handle physically or financially;
- loneliness and lack of socialization due to isolation.
Courville’s long-term care residents are cared for by a team of nurses, dietitians, therapists, activity coordinators, and other friendly faces. Our center has a medical director who is happy to assume new residents as patients if your current physician does not wish to continue providing care.
We understand that this is a decision requiring much thought and comes with many questions. If you are unsure about the level of assistance that you or a loved one may require, we encourage you to download this brief questionnaire about Measuring Assistance Needs. We also encourage you to take a tour of our centers and sit down with our licensed case workers who will be able to answer the questions you have about long-term care.