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Transition From Home to a Long Term Care Facility. Sylvia Barragan. Types of Long Term Health facilities. There are different types of long-term care facilities. T he type of care a resident needs will determine the type of facility that best suits them . “Nursing Homes”

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types of long term health facilities
Types of Long Term Health facilities

There are different types of long-term care facilities. The type of care a resident needs will determine the type of facility that best suits them.

“Nursing Homes”

Assisted Living facilities

Adult daycare

Rehabilitation

Hospice

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Psychosocial needs: involves social interaction , emotions, intellect and spirituality.

  • Holistic care: caring for the whole person mind, as well as body.
  • Cultural Diversity: different groups of people with varied backgrounds living together.
  • Communication: Interactions with residents are important. “I am here for you” can reassure residents.
understanding your resident
Understanding Your Resident
  • It is important to understand your resident as they transition from their home to a long term care facility.Your resident may experience:
                • Fear
                • Anger towards caregivers
                • Feeling of uselessness
                • Increased Dependence
                • Depression and Anxiety
helping with transition
Helping with Transition

As heath care providers we can help with this transition by doing the following:

  • introducing them to other residents in the facility
  • Giving them schedule
  • Giving them and family member a tour of the facility
  • Respecting their rights
  • Treating them with dignity and respect
promoting independence
Promoting Independence

To prevent negative feelings we must encourage residents independence by doing the following

  • Allow residents to make their own choices
  • Respect their choices
  • Give residents support and encouragement
  • Connect the resident to the outside world
  • Emotional support
  • Communicate with the healthcare team