Five Things to do When Looking For a Long Term Care Facility

Looking for a long term care facility for a loved one can feel like an overwhelming process. As a leading geriatric practitioner in Southeastern PA, we know what to ask and what to look for. Read on for a few tips.

  1. Speak to Your Doctor: discuss and determine what level of care will best meet your needs. Options include assisted living care, nursing homes and more.
  2. Get the Biggest Bang for Your Buck: assess your financial situation, what is affordable and what are the options.
  3. Location, Location, Location: pick a location that is close to loved ones, friends and your medical care providers.
  4. Go With Your Gut: visit several different choices and see which one feels best
  5. Ask Around: Sometimes "experience" is the best resource you can find. Speak with friends, family members, caregivers, your doctor and anyone else who might be able to offer advice.

 

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Come in to get your 2018-2019 flu shot!

Flu vaccines cause antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against the influenza virus.

The flu shot is recommended for:

  • everyone 6 months of age and older, that includes YOU! The flu has been to known to hospitalize people 65 years and older, this can be prevented with the shot!
  • individuals who have chronic pulmonary, cardiovascular, renal, hepatic, or metabolic disorders
  • residents of nursing homes and other chronic-care facilities
  • people with extreme obesity
  • child caregivers

 

 

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