Dad can no longer take care of himself, and everyone agrees it’s time for him to move into a facility that will care for him. But how can you make sure that he gets the attention he needs?
Dr. Naushira Pandya, the president of
The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, has spent years in post-acute and long-term care, as a doctor, researcher, and teacher. What does she recommend? Get involved.
In particular, the following 2 tips will improve Dad’s life in his new home.
1. Find out who’s in charge
Introduce yourself to the medical director of the facility, and to Dad’s doctor. They will be able to answer all your questions about the facility, and help you ensure that Dad gets the treatment he needs.
2. Get to know the staff
The people who will be taking care of Dad every day are the nurses, nursing assistants, and various therapists in the facility. Develop a good relationship with them, and make sure they know that you want to be involved in Dad’s care.
Taking these two steps is a simple matter at Tower Lodge Care Center, in Wall, NJ. We encourage visits from families, knowing not only that our residents enjoy them, but that they give us an opportunity to involve the family in their loved one’s care.
We pride ourselves on our friendly, homey environment, and choose our staff for their ability to provide exceptional quality of care in a warm and caring manner.
We are a small facility, and consider our residents to be part of our family. Our mailbox is filled with letters from grateful families, thanking us for the devoted and tender care we provide for their loved ones.
And, like Dr. Pandya suggests, stop by! Meet our director and our team of doctors, nurses, and therapists. You’ll see that Tower Lodge is the perfect home for Dad.
Contact us at 732-681-1400, or by clicking here.