Your loved one is in the hospital or rehab, and the social worker announces that discharge is scheduled for the following day and 24 hour care will be required. Now what? In today’s podcast, Brian Levy of Cambridge Caregivers and Manchester Place Care Homes discusses what you need to consider when choosing care for mom or dad.
It’s not at all unusual for someone to be discharged from a hospital or rehabilitation facility with very little notice, leaving a family with the difficult decision of either hiring 24/7 in-home care with a caregiver or finding an assisted living arrangement. When it comes to at-home care in Dallas, there are many options. Most people would prefer to keep a loved one at home, but at-home caregivers can be expensive when 24/7 care is required. Many times, more care is needed than can be offered at home and moving your loved one into assisted living may be the answer.
Dallas has many assisted living options, including facilities large and small, as well as residential care homes. Residential care homes vary in size, but generally accommodate 8 people or less, either in shared rooms or individual suites. Manchester Place Care Homes are large, purpose-built homes with private rooms and large, ADA compliant en-suite bathrooms, and industry-low resident to caregiver ratios (4 to 1).
Manchester is extremely vigilant in protecting its residents from Covid-19. Visitation and tours of the homes have been restricted, and Manchester now provides tours via Facetime or Zoom, which gives potential residents and their families the opportunity to “view” our homes and “meet” our wonderful caregivers.
Please call Brian Levy with any questions. He’d love to talk to you about Dallas Care Homes, as well as in home care.