Moving To a Nursing Home
One of the most difficult decisions many of us will face is moving a loved one into a nursing home. The staff of Stephenson Nursing Center is very familiar with what it takes to make these decisions. We will meet with you and the prospective resident, if appropriate. We will help to guide you, providing information and insight.
Our advice to you is to ask questions about any nursing or long-term care option you consider. Take a tour of the facility. Talk with staff. Be aware of all the care options available to your loved one. Ask about the programs that might be available for residents of the nursing center you choose:
Because we are nonprofit, we can care for a variety of needs, regardless of the financial situation of the resident. We put no limit on the number of residents who are receiving public aid. We also have a contract with the Veterans Administration so that we may provide skilled residential nursing care to anyone who is eligible to receive nursing home benefits.
- Social activities
- Health and fitness
- Restorative nursing
- Unit for Alzheimer’s and dementia
Suitable placement for every resident is important. That is why we look at each person on a case-by-case basis. Finances are also a big concern. We will take the time to explain different payment options. Ask us about the differences and eligibility requirements for:
- Private insurance
- Veterans Administration contract benefits
Remember, the most important requirement is that a nursing center be the right fit for your loved one. He or she should be comfortable in the environment.