What Is Long-Term Care?

Long-term care refers to a comprehensive range of medical, personal, and social services coordinated to meet the physical, social, and emotional needs of people who are chronically ill or disabled. A nursing home facility may be the best choice for people who require 24-hour medical care and supervision.

What Type of Care Do Nursing Homes Provide?

Nursing homes offer the most extensive care a person can get outside a hospital. Nursing homes offer help with custodial care -- like bathing, getting dressed, and eating -- as well as skilled care. Skilled nursing care is given by a registered nurse and includes medical monitoring and treatments.

How Can I Find the Right Nursing Home?

Finding the right nursing home takes time. It is important to begin the search for a suitable nursing home well in advance of seeking admission to the facility. There are often long waiting periods for available accommodations. Planning ahead also can make the transition of moving into a nursing home much easier.

About Nursing Homes

A nursing home, convalescent home, skilled nursing facility (SNF), care home, rest home or intermediate care provides a type of residential care. It is a place of residence for people who require continual nursing care and have significant difficulty coping with the required activities of daily living. Nursing aides and skilled nurses are usually available 24 hours a day.

Residents include the elderly and younger adults with physical or mental disabilities. Residents in a skilled nursing facility may also receive physical, occupational, and other rehabilitative therapies following an accident or illness. Some nursing homes assist people with special needs, such as Alzheimer patients.

Residents may have specific legal rights depending on the nation the facility is in.

Before the Industrial Revolution, elderly care was largely in the hands of the family who would support elderly relatives who could no longer do so themselves. Charitable institutions and parish poor relief were other sources of care.

Nursing homes offer the most extensive care a person can get outside a hospital. Nursing homes offer help with custodial care—like bathing, getting dressed, and eating—as well as skilled care given by a registered nurse and includes medical monitoring and treatments. Skilled care also includes services provided by specially trained professionals, such as physical, occupational, and respiratory therapists

Features included

  • 3 Chef-prepared meals daily and restaurant style dining
  • Dynamic calendar of activities, outings and Watercrest Institute classes
  • Salon and Spa Services on-site
  • Coastal Living design complete with pool, verandas, and outdoor living spaces
  • Spacious apartments with washer, dryer, and kitchenettes
  • 24-hour licensed staffing and world class personal care
  • Wellness programs
  • Pet friendly environment
  • A state-of-the-art wireless resident call system
  • Medication management available
  • Preventative health screenings
  • High apartment ceilings and spa showers
  • Transportation services seven days per week
  • Housekeeping services
  • Maintenance services
  • Utilities and cable included
  • Move-in coordination
  • Respite stay accommodations

Conservatory Senior Living’s Discovery University presents “The Road to the White House” lecture series, begins Sept. 28 in Dallas

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Conservatory Senior Living will present Discovery University to the Dallas area, beginning Sept. 28 at two Conservatory communities in Keller and Plano in Texas. Free and open to the public, Discovery University will offer seniors its engaging and stimulating “The Road to the White House” lecture series. Classes are held monthly beginning Wednesday, Sept. 28 […]

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Conservatory Senior Living will present Discovery University to the Dallas area, beginning Sept. 28 at two Conservatory communities in Keller and Plano in Texas. Free and open to the public, Discovery University will offer seniors its engaging and stimulating “The Road to the White House” lecture series. Classes are held monthly beginning Wednesday, Sept. 28 […]

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Conservatory Senior Living will present Discovery University to the Dallas area, beginning Sept. 28 at two Conservatory communities in Keller and Plano in Texas. Free and open to the public, Discovery University will offer seniors its engaging and stimulating “The Road to the White House” lecture series. Classes are held monthly beginning Wednesday, Sept. 28 through Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 10:30 a.m. at Conservatory At Plano and 1:30 p.m. at Conservatory At Keller Town Center.

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Established in 2010 by Discovery Senior Living, Discovery University is designed for lifelong learners who are interested in enjoying personal enrichment and captivating discussions within the community it serves. The award-winning lecture series promotes thoughtful examinations and stimulating educational matter, promoting positive and exciting debates among members of the Dallas community.

“Discovery University provides engaging lectures and thought-provoking discussions that participants find both fun and educational,” said Thomas Harrison, CEO and founder, Discovery Senior Living. “The ‘Road to the White House’ lecture series allows attendees to discuss nationally relevant topics and stay up-to-date on current events, especially as we lead up to the presidential election, and we look forward to seeing the community come together to discuss these timely and important topics.”

Discovery University’s “The Road to the White House” lecture series is led by Professor Philip Leto III, J.D., chairman of the education department at Discovery University. Leto began his career as an attorney in both public and private practices, then followed his passion for research and communications by becoming a lecturer and educator.

Leto will examine the historical and Constitutional basis of the office of the president, the Electoral College, the duties, powers and limitations of the office, biographies of notable American presidents and an examination of the important domestic and international issues presented during the primary and general election. The scope of Discovery University’s factual and unbiased lectures will include discussions on the following: Terrorism: The Cold War of the 21st Century; Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump: Where do the Candidates Stand?; Now What? A Post-Mortem Analysis of the 2016 Presidential Election; and Happy Holidays and a Look Forward: Toward a “More Perfect Union.”

The Conservatory At Keller Town Center is located at 200 Country Brook Drive in Keller, Texas, and the Conservatory At Plano is located at 6401 Ohio Drive in Plano, Texas. Participants are encouraged to RSVP two days prior to the class. For more information, or to register, participants are asked to call 817-337-9026 for Keller Town Center or 972-618-6963 for Plano, or visit www.ConservatorySeniorLiving.com.

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