Whether you’re recovering from a surgery or you need a place to stay while receiving treatment, many folks over the age of 65 will need some type of long term care (LTC). But there are common myths and misconceptions surrounding skilled nursing facilities that may prevent you or your loved one from feeling comfortable enough to consider the idea.
To help put your anxieties to rest, consider the following misconceptions about LTC and rehabilitation facilities so you can feel confident in your care decision.
- You can be too young to receive LTC. You don’t necessarily need to be elderly to receive long term care. If you need help taking care of yourself because of a chronic condition, injury, or surgery, you can benefit from receiving LTC and staying temporarily at a rehabilitation facility.
- You don’t need LTC if you have family to take care of you. It’s great if you have family who can help to take care of you when you need help. However, your loved ones may not medical professionals and they may live further away than you’re comfortable with. LTC facilities can help to give you the trained medical care you need when you need it. Skilled nursing facilities are also available for when you only need short term care when your family can’t provide it.
- You only need LTC when you can’t go anywhere else. Many people receive LTC and rehabilitation in nursing facilities whether they’re able to recover at home or they’re staying with a loved one. It’s often more convenient for you to stay in a skilled nursing facility when you’re recovering from a surgery or need medical assistance for a chronic condition because medical and rehabilitation staff is on hand. It can be frustrating for you to make routine trips to the doctor’s office every day.
Do you or a loved one need long term care?
Up to 52% of people turning 65 will need long term care services at some point during their lifetimes. The good news is there are 15,655 skilled nursing care centers in the U.S., according to data from the American Health Care Association.
If you or a loved one need long term care or skilled physical rehab facilities to recover from a serious surgery, Manor Grove is the place for you. To learn more about our physical rehab facility and long term care services, contact Manor Grove today.