How To Find the Right Nursing Home For Your Loved One

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While you care deeply about your aging parents, being a caregiver is a full-time job and not reasonable for everyone. To provide exceptional senior care, seniors often need the expertise and attention that only a nursing home can provide.

However, looking for short-term or long-term individualized nursing care can be challenging. After all, there are so many places to choose from, and you’ll want them to get the very best care and enjoy the best possible quality of life in their golden years. Our loving caregivers at USA Healthcare have provided the top qualities to look for when finding your loved one’s home away from home.

Physician Expertise

One of the most important things to look for in finding the perfect nursing home for your loved one is the expertise of the physician that works there. The good news is that across USA Healthcare’s many rehabilitation centers, such as Woodland Village Rehabilitation Center, there is provision for a range of helpful therapies that can boost the quality of life of your loved one. 

One such provision is for specialist memory care, which can be of particular use to those patients experiencing the symptoms of dementia or Althierms. Speech therapy is also available for those looking to recover after a stroke. There is plenty of occupation and physical therapy to help your loved one stay mobile and be able to do the things they value each and every day. 


Staff Culture

Another essential factor to consider when choosing a nursing home for your loved one is the culture of the staff that works there. Indeed, it’s vital that they have chosen to work in the caring profession because they feel the call to help people, and they prioritize compassion and caring. 

It’s also crucial that their employer supports them in offering the very best emotional and physical care possible. 


When choosing a nursing home for your loved one, you must consider amenities carefully. Look for facilities that go beyond the standard room and board, offer a high level of provision, and prioritize patient connection and stimulation. 

For example, in our Folsom Center, patients will not only have access to pet therapy, outdoor gardening, worship services, and home-style dining. Additionally, we offer the It’s Never 2 Late software, a tablet that facilitates connection, therapy, fitness, and mental stimulation. 


Patient Satisfaction

It is also sensible to research patient satisfaction when choosing a nursing home for your loved one. For most, this is the most important metric to examine as it will relate directly to the experience of patients currently staying at a center. 

A great way to get some feedback on patient satisfaction is to make an appointment with a center and see if you can speak to one of our happy patients face-to-face. You can also check out the testimonials on our brochure and view our rating on independent review sites like trip advisor. 



Lastly, when it comes to picking the right nursing home for your loved one, be sure to factor in the ambiance or feeling of a place. While places will feel different from home, you can find the ideal atmosphere for comfort. Be sure to tour any facility before you decide and look for things like cleanliness, helpfulness of staff, level of care, and additional amenities. 


Find Senior Living Support at USA Healthcare

Join the USA Healthcare family to experience quality care, therapy options, and consistent support. With many USA Healthcare facilities throughout Alabama to choose from, senior adults can maintain independence and improve their quality of life. 

Contact us to schedule an appointment today to learn more about assisted living and nursing care!