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In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the initial considerations to keep in mind when thinking about making a switch from assisted living to a nursing home setting. These are two differing forms of care for seniors and others who need assistance as they age, and many people will move from one to the other at some point in their life – and deciding when to make this jump is an important choice. 

At Avamere at Mountain Ridge, we’re here to provide caring assisted living services for a variety of guests – and we assist guests and their families with important decisions like these on a regular basis. In today’s part two of our series, we’ll go over some of the additional considerations to keep in mind if you or a loved one is thinking about making the move from assisted living to a nursing home community.

The need for constant care

One of the single elements that tends to be most closely considered when making this transition is the need for constant care. In a nursing home setting, many people receive around-the-clock care and monitoring, which may be required for those with certain medical conditions or for more advanced stages of aging.

If you or your loved one needs frequent medical attention, assistance in taking medications on time, help with mobility and other elements of daily living, or personal care, consider a nursing home setting.

Before you make a move, talk with the team where your loved one currently resides. They may be able to offer advanced care as your loved one’s needs change.

Cost considerations

Another important element to think about is the cost, and insurance formats like Medicare and Medicaid are vital parts of the equation. The cost of nursing homes can vary widely, and it’s important to be aware of the financial considerations that need to be taken into account.

An experienced team like Avamere at Mountain Ridge can help guide you through all of the necessary details here – from understanding your insurance coverage to estimating costs for different levels of care. Most nursing homes will be covered by Medicare, but it’s important to understand the specifics and all of the necessary information before making a decision.

Making the final decision

Ultimately, it’s up to you or your loved one to make this important decision when you feel that it is right – whether that means transitioning from assisted living to a nursing home or vice versa. Keep in mind that this decision is not necessarily a permanent one, and it’s always possible to change your mind and move back or switch to another setting down the road.

It’s important to find an experienced team that can help assist you with these decisions, answer questions about the different types of care available, and provide personalized attention for you or your loved one. Avamere at Mountain Ridge is here to help! We invite you to get in touch with us today to learn more about our assisted living community services. We look forward to hearing from you!