Myths are well-known stories which are made up in the past in order to explain natural events or in order to give a good reason for social customs or religious beliefs. We often remember the various myths we enjoy listening and/or reading as kids. They provide us with the entertainment and some of them put us to sleep. But some myths can be dangerous especially when it comes to those that are believed by many people but turns out to be untrue.
One of these myths is in relation to health myths and these are the falsehood about skilled nursing facility or nursing homes. Because we are a Skilled Nursing Facility on Cambridge Drive in Lexington KY, Cambridge Place finds it hard to administer quality care to the seniors in our place because of these false notions.
So without any further ado, Cambridge Place lists down myths you still believe about skilled nursing facilities and these are:
- SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES ARE ONLY FOR SENIORS WHOSE FAMILIES DO NOT CARE FOR THEM
In many countries across the world, tradition and culture have given them a strong belief that it is the duty of every family member to care for their elders. This is why this myth was created in the first place. Apparently if you send your seniors away to a place where they can be taken care of, it means that you are not capable of caring for them and that you do not love them. We, at our Skilled Nursing Facility on Cambridge Drive in Lexington KY, say otherwise.
In today’s day and age, smaller families are living further apart from each other due to work conflicts preventing them to look after those who are left behind the house. Rather than just leaving their elderly to rot in the house, families who send their seniors to elder care facilities like Cambridge Place allows these seniors to enjoy various activities suitable for their age and that they can interact with fellow seniors living the bittersweet journey of growing old.
- NURSING HOMES CANNOT PROVIDE QUALITY CARE
While it is best to research and see to it that the skilled nursing facility or nursing home you are sending your senior to is providing quality senior care, it is definitely a myth to point out that all skilled nursing facilities are poorly managed. In order for you to not go wrong with choosing your nursing home, we suggest you listen to testimonies and the local news about the skilled nursing service providers you are planning to send your seniors to.
- YOU CAN NEVER LEAVE ONCE YOU ARE IN A NURSING HOME
Cambridge Place can testify that a client can freely enter and leave a skilled nursing home whenever they what to. We are a Skilled Nursing Facility on Cambridge Drive in Lexington KY, and not a prison after all.
What other myths do you know about skilled nursing facilities? Share your answers by commenting down below.