Which nursing home is right for my father? Will my mother be happy and get good care at this facility? These are questions we all will face at one time or another and here is a book which provides some good guidance and needed answers.
Nurse and nursing home administrator V.K. Lynn (a pseudonym) stresses in her slim book, “Finding a Nursing Home (And What You Find When You Get There),” being old is not a dysfunction; it is a progression of life. Her common-sense manual provides lists of questions to ask (how often are residents’ nails trimmed?) and what to look for on visits.
After choosing a nursing home, families will want Lynn’s advice for what to expect. Residents may have to adapt to less privacy, though they may not realize that they are allowed to bring some of their own favorite, familiar items, like furniture, with them. Lynn cautions that residents often mislay eyeglasses and hearing aids, prompting them to pick up the nearest similar item.
Finding a Nursing Home is only 24 pages, but at $7.99, it could allay a lot of anxieties. The book is available at http://www.booksurge.com.