In the past, nursing homes were generally thought of as places to avoid. You might have grown up with grandparents or great-grandparents who insisted they not be "put in a home." Fortunately, times have changed. Today, the best nursing homes are comfortable and welcoming, and they provide an ideal solution for many aging adults.
What Is a Nursing Home?
There are several different types of senior living communities, so it's important to understand exactly what a nursing home is. Not all older adults need to live in a nursing home, even if they have some difficulty with daily tasks like cooking and bathing. There are other options.
A nursing home provides skilled nursing care to people with medical conditions who need around-the-clock care. This can be a long-term living arrangement for someone with a chronic condition; however, it's also an option as a short-term stay for rehabilitation after surgery, injury, or illness. The Pavilion Senior Living offers skilled nursing services and rehabilitation services at two of our locations.
Other Senior Living Options
"Nursing home" used to be the only option for seniors, but it is no longer an accurate way to describe all types of senior living. There are other arrangements that may better suit your needs:
- Memory Care: Specially-trained staff care for residents in a safe, secure environment and focus on activities that are appropriate for those with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.
- Respite Care: This is a short-term stay designed to help the resident get a feel for what life is like in the community and may be especially convenient when recovering from an illness or if your family goes on vacation or is otherwise unable to care for your relative for a short time.
- Assisted Living: For healthy seniors who need help with daily tasks but don't require 24-hour medical monitoring, assisted living is an ideal choice. Residents receive as much or as little assistance as they need.
- Independent Living: Independent living is for seniors who would prefer a little less responsibility in their day-to-day lives. They're ready to trade in the yard work and house maintenance so they have more time to enjoy their active lifestyles with the security of knowing assistance is always nearby.
How the Pavilion Senior Living is Different
From our skilled nursing care to independent living, memory care to assisted living, our goal is the same: to create a caring environment where residents can experience a high quality of life. We don't believe in one size fits all; instead, we design a plan to suit each resident's individual needs.
With our focus on each resident as a unique person, we promote and protect physical health as well as mental and emotional well-being. With that in mind, we offer a wide variety of activities and amenities to enhance each resident's life. Our skilled nursing centers in Lebanon, Tennessee and Jane Lew, West Virginia, offer comfortable apartments, beautiful common areas, and an active calendar of classes, outings, and social events. We serve healthy, delicious meals. A licensed physician oversees all medical care, and speech, occupational, and physical therapy are available as required.
The Pavilion Senior Living doesn't look anything like the nursing homes your great-grandparents wanted to avoid. It just looks like home! With friendly, expert staff and a warm, caring environment, living at The Pavilion is something to look forward to. Your family member gets the medical attention he or she needs and deserves along with the opportunity to make new friends, and you can rest easy knowing your parent or other relative is happy and cared for.
We invite you to see what The Pavilion Senior Living difference is all about. Contact us to schedule a visit or to ask any questions you might have about life in a state-of-the-art skilled nursing community.