When it comes to elderly care, what is the best treatment for senior citizens? The decision to choose from a long term care facility or a long term care program can be overwhelming. This article will help many caring for senior citizens in the Lauderdale County area.
Long term care facilities include nursing homes and swing bed units. Nursing homes provide staff members on duty to provide care to patients. Services may include physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy. Nursing home provides 24 hour care and services provided typically include meals, medication administration, specialized medical supplies and equipment, and a skilled nurse if needed. Nursing homes also provides therapeutic activities along with games and outings within the community. R.P. White Nursing Facility, Queen City Nursing Home, and Meridian Community Living Center are a few nursing homes within the Lauderdale County area.
Swing bed units provide services in a hospital setting for a limited number of days. This type of service is normally sought after for consumers needing rehabilitation for example after a recent injury such as a stroke. Services may include wound care, nursing care, respiratory care, and physical and occupation therapy. Regency Hospital is one swing bed unit located in Meridian, MS.
Long term care programs provide services within the home so that the consumer can stay in his or her home and community. Long term care programs may include Hospice, Assisted Living, Elderly Disable Waiver, Independent Living Waiver, and the Traumatic Brain Injury/Spinal Cord Injury Waiver. To seek services from these programs Medicaid is needed in order to qualify, excluding Hospice, since these are Medicaid Waiver programs which are state funded. Services provided will include:
- case management
- adult day care
- escorted transportation
- homemaker services
- home delivered meals
- respite services
- personal care attendant services
- home modification
- specialized medical supplies and equipment
Long term care offices that handle the Independent Living Waiver program and the Traumatic Brain/Spinal Cord Injury Waiver in Lauderdale County are the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services. The office that handles the Elderly and Disable Waiver is the East Mississippi Planning and Development District. Silver Leaf Manor helps consumers who want assistive living services and Sta Home Health is one of several Hospice providers in Meridian, MS.
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