Monday, October 25, 2010

Tips When Visiting Nursing Home Residents

Are you planning to visit an elderly relative in a Nursing Home? Before you visit, it is important that you plan the date and time of your visit and the things you plan to do when you visit your aging loved on in the nursing home.

Most nursing home facilities have flexible visiting hours. However, it is better to call the nursing home facility in advance to make sure that you do not interrupt the nursing home resident's meal time and other planned activities during the day. Usually the staff of nursing homes encourage friends and family to join the seniors during mealtime and whenever there are scheduled activities in the nursing home. If you are planning to eat or join in the nursing home activities, be sure to contact the staff in advance to make arrangements. Additional fees may apply.

Planning the things you want to do with your loved one who lives in a nursing home in advance will be helpful. Think of things that you enjoy doing together before your aging relative was admitted to the nursing home. For ideas of things that you can do together and for more tips on how to make your nursing home visit more enjoyable and memorable, click on the link below:

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