If we do not take the hospitals into consideration, Denver nursing homes provide the most extensive care for patients who need permanent assistance with eating, getting dresses, bathing etc. Services include permanent medical monitoring and treatments. Some services can be provided by specially trained professionals (speech therapists, respiratory therapists etc.).
There are standard services, as well as optional services that typically vary from facility to facility. They may include:
- 24-hour emergency care
- permanent personal care
- medication monitoring
- recreational activities
- orthopedic care
- breathing treatments
- nutritional counseling
- social work services etc.
Most nursing homes in Denver provide respite care, hospice care, as well as end-of-life care.
Choosing a nursing home depends on the level of the provided services, among other factors. You will have to do some research and evaluation work, talk to families and caregivers about different facilities, review the services they offer, visit them, calculate your budget, ask about Medicare and only then pick up one facility that meets all the needs of your loved one who will be moved there.
If possible, you should not let all this for the very last moment, because some nursing homes may not have vacancies, while others have special admission requirements.