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

Discovery Village At Castle Hills hosts Grand Opening Holiday Open House Dec. 14

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Created: 13 December 2016

Discovery Village At Castle Hills is hosting a festive Grand Opening Holiday Open House celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14 to introduce its newly expanded senior-living community. The open house will feature hot hors d’oeuvres, appetizers, wine and refreshments, and community tours of its Grande Clubhouse and Signature Club Independent […]

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Discovery Village At Castle Hills is hosting a festive Grand Opening Holiday Open House celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14 to introduce its newly expanded senior-living community. The open house will feature hot hors d’oeuvres, appetizers, wine and refreshments, and community tours of its Grande Clubhouse and Signature Club Independent […]

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Discovery Village At Castle Hills is hosting a festive Grand Opening Holiday Open House celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14 to introduce its newly expanded senior-living community. The open house will feature hot hors d’oeuvres, appetizers, wine and refreshments, and community tours of its Grande Clubhouse and Signature Club Independent Living Apartment Homes. Guests can enjoy a hot chocolate bar, live entertainment from the community pianist and enter for a chance to win a $250 gift card raffle. The community will be collecting toys for Toys for Tots, and guests are invited to bring a new, unwrapped item for donation.

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Discovery Village At Castle Hills is an all-inclusive senior-living community, offering the best options for carefree living with one- and two-bedroom independent living apartment homes. Located at 2500 Windhaven Parkway in Lewisville, Texas, the community features resort-style amenities, including a Grande Clubhouse, dining room, bistro, club room, grande ballroom, movie theater, pool and spa, outdoor lounge area with fireplace, wellness center, business center and activities room. Discovery Village At Castle Hills offers an all-inclusive lifestyle for active, independent adults and is conveniently located near shopping, cultural centers and entertainment venues.

To RSVP for the Grand Opening Holiday Open House, call 972-939-4647. For more information on the community, visit www.DiscoveryVillages.com.

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