Recently, a client’s mother moved from a care center/nursing home to a residential home. The client wanted to look at options a month or so ago as he was unhappy with the care in the center. He wasn’t a fan of the small rooms and the likelihood that his mom would need to share a room when she moved from short-term care (rehabilitation) to long-term care. I met with the client to understand her needs which were many. I recommended several options that could provide the high level of care that was needed: 1) an assisted living that had a care suite, 2) an assisted living known for their high level of care in a small environment of 12, and 3) a residential home.
All these options were about the same price she would have paid in the care center which they were told initially was $8,700. This price tag became more like $7,500 after Medicare picked up some continuing wound care. The choice came down to availability and best care option when the Medicare 100 days were up. By looking at the choices, there were very good options to consider.
Most people don’t know there are great alternatives to a care center or nursing home. With ratios of 1:10-15 in a nursing home and ratios of 1:5 in a residential home, why would you settle for a care center? If you would like to know more about residential homes in the Twin Cities area or other options that can provide the level of care needed, call or e-mail. We are happy to advise.