Daily Life at Skilled Nursing Facilities
When you start visiting potential nursing homes, it helps to know what to look for. Get an idea of daily life inside nursing homes by familiarizing yourself with our Nursing Home Layout Guide and our Sample Daily Nursing Home Schedule.
- Know what to look for in a typical nursing home's floor plan: safety and community characteristics.
- Get a feel for the course of a day at nursing homes across the country with our sample nursing home daily schedule.
The Ins and Outs of Nursing Home Care Plans
Nursing homes create individualized care plans for each nursing home resident to help them provide the best care possible. Get the inside scoop on care plans directly from nursing home care coordinator, Teresa Johnson, and learn how to encourage dynamite care for your loved one by participating in his care planning.
- Interview: Learn about life inside a small nursing home on the Oregon coast in our interview about coordinating care in nursing homes.
- Make the most of your loved one's nursing home stay: educate yourself about nursing home care plans.
Regular Appointments in Nursing Homes
In addition to traditional nurses and CNAs, other medical specialists are staples at nursing homes across the country. Learn what occupational therapists (OTs) do, Find out what happens in a typical OT session, and get the inside story on OT inside skilled nursing facilities from veteran OT, Irene Tipton.
- Learn about occupational therapy inside nursing homes.
- Find out what to expect from the OT program at your nursing home in our OT sample visit article.
- Interview: Get the scoop on occupational therapy in skilled nursing facilities from an interview with a nursing home OT who's worked in nearly 40 nursing homes!
Inside Nursing Homes
- Inside Nursing Homes Main Page
- How Nursing Homes Utilize Care Plans
- The Layout at Typical Nursing Homes
- The Daily Schedule: Real Life at Nursing Homes
- Occupational Therapy in Nursing Homes
- A Typical Visit with a Nursing Home OT
- Interview: Occupational Therapy in Nursing Homes
- Interview: Coordinating Care in Nursing Homes
All About Nursing Homes
- Nursing Homes Guide - Home
- Levels of Elder Care
- In Home Care vs. Nursing Homes
- Assisted Living vs. Nursing Homes
- Nursing Home Licensing
- Veteran's Nursing Homes
- Christian Nursing Homes
- Senior Care Glossary of Terms
- Nursing Home Resources
- Pertinent Nursing Home Information
- Nursing Home Facility Amenities
- "Aging in Place" at a Nursing Home Program