CPAC Members Day Topic 1: What Services Do Nursing Homes Offer?

CPAC Members Day Topic 1: What Services Do Nursing Homes Offer?

The services nursing homes offer vary from facility to facility. Services often include:

•      Room and board

•      Monitoring of medication

•      Personal care (including dressing, bathing, and toilet assistance)

•      24-hour emergency care

•      Social and recreational activities

How Can I Find the Right Nursing Home?

Finding the right nursing home takes time. It is important to begin the search for a suitable nursing home well in advance of seeking admission to the facility. There are often long waiting periods for available accommodations. Planning ahead also can make the transition of moving into a nursing home much easier.

Talk with your family and caregivers about what services you will need. Take time to consider what services are important to you before calling different nursing homes.

Think about these questions:

•      What daily activities do I need help with (bathing, dressing, toileting assistance, eating)?

•      How often do I need help?

Before scheduling a visit to the nursing homes you are interested in, ask about vacancies, admission requirements, level of care provided, and participation in government-funded health insurance options.


Time: 1:45 -4:00 pm

Date: Apr 14th, 2013 Sunday

Location: CPAC Conference Hall

4150 Finch Avenue East,TorontoONCanadaM1S 3T9