Top 10 Reasons To Move Into A Nursing Home In Denver

While nursing homes have improved over the years, most people would not choose to move into one, in part, because they are extremely expensive. Also known as skilled nursing facilities, nursing homes can cost upwards of $10,000 per month.

Fortunately, there are much better options for most seniors, including assisted living facilities, residential care facilities, memory care facilities, and multi-level care communities that offer skilled nursing.

In some circumstances, though, a nursing home could be the best – or only – option.

Below are the top 10 reasons to move into a nursing home in Denver.

Reason #1: Recovery From Surgery Or Illness
If you’re recovering from a surgery or illness, a nursing home is often the best place to be until you regain your health and can safely return to your own home, independent living, or assisted living.

Reason #2: Complex Health Care Needs
Skilled nursing facilities are able to provide comprehensive care for complex health care issues.

Reason #3: 24/7 Care
Nursing homes never close! Skilled nursing staff are on hand 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year.

Reason #4: Wound Care
Most assisted living facilities and memory care facilities aren’t able to provide wound care, but nursing homes can.

Reason #5: Diabetic Care
Nursing homes can also provide diabetic care and management, including insulin measurements and injections.

Reason #6: Transfers
Nursing homes can provide transfers from bed to chairs or wheelchairs.

Reason #7: Safety And Emergency Support
In a nursing home environment, help is close at hand, often only steps away.

Reason #8: Aren’t Coping Well In Assisted Living Or Memory Care Environment
If you’re not coping well in an assisted living or memory care environment and need more care and support than the facility can provide, a nursing home could be a better option.

Reason #9: Accepts Medicaid
It’s not easy to find an assisted living facility or residential care facility that will accept Medicaid, but many nursing homes in the Denver metro area do accept Medicaid. Often, a nursing home is the only option for low-income seniors who have few assets.

Reason #10: Peace Of Mind
Meals, activities, and skilled nursing care are all provided, in a safe environment, which can provide an incredible peace of mind.

Contact A Senior Advisor For Help In Finding The Right Community Or Facility
If you would like help finding the right community or facility for yourself or a loved one, contact one of these Senior Advisors. Their senior placement services are free for seniors and their families!

Denver, Aurora, Southeast Metro Area: Call senior advisor Kelly O’Connor, (303) 214-9195, or e-mail Kelly helps seniors and their families find communities and facilities in Denver, Aurora, and the Southeast metro area, including: Highlands Ranch, Centennial, Littleton, Englewood, Denver Tech Center, Lone Tree, Parker, and Castle Rock.

West Metro Area, North Metro Area: Please call senior advisor Marnie Biln, (303) 222-5281, or e-mail Marnie helps seniors and their families find communities and facilities in the West Metro area and North metro area, including: Lakewood, Arvada, Wheat Ridge, Golden, Thornton, Northglenn, Brighton, Commerce City, Westminster, Louisville, Longmont, and Lafayette.

Click to see our list of nursing homes (skilled nursing facilities) in the Denver metro area.

For further information, see these related topics:
Top 10 Reasons To Move Into Independent Living in Denver
Top 10 Reasons To Move Into Assisted Living in Denver
Top 10 Reasons To Move Into A Residential Care Facility in Denver
Top 10 Reasons To Move Into Memory Care in Denver
Top 10 Reasons To Move Into A Multi-Level Care Community in Denver
Top 10 Reasons To Move Into A Continuing Care Retirement Community in Denver
Top 10 Reasons To Use An In-Home Care Agency In Denver