If your elderly loved one needs constant medical monitoring, it might be time to transition to a nursing home. It's important to know that such a transition can be traumatic for your loved one depending on the quality of the home. Finding a good quality nursing home that is right for your loved one is important to their emotional and physical health.
I remember moving Mom into the nursing home. It was one of the worst days of my life – and I didn’t handle it well at all. Mom had been in a geriatric psychiatric clinic in a hospital in another city being evaluated for dementia. The social worker recommended that Mom be placed in a skilled nursing home with an Alzheimer’s unit…