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 Sarasota Bay to host Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser June 16

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Created: 13 June 2017

Proceeds to support Manatee County Project Lifesaver program Discovery Village At Sarasota Bay is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 16 to support Manatee County Search and Rescue’s Project Lifesaver, a program dedicated to locating wandering and lost adults and children through the use of state-of-the-art tracking systems. […]

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Proceeds to support Manatee County Project Lifesaver program Discovery Village At Sarasota Bay is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 16 to support Manatee County Search and Rescue’s Project Lifesaver, a program dedicated to locating wandering and lost adults and children through the use of state-of-the-art tracking systems. […]

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Proceeds to support Manatee County Project Lifesaver program

Discovery Village At Sarasota Bay is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 16 to support Manatee County Search and Rescue’s Project Lifesaver, a program dedicated to locating wandering and lost adults and children through the use of state-of-the-art tracking systems. Those interested in attending the Spaghetti Dinner event are asked to RSVP by June 12 by calling 941-209-3466 or visiting Discovery Village At Sarasota Bay at 1414 69th Ave. W. in Bradenton.

The family-style dinner event will feature delicious, Italian-inspired cuisine, interactive games including a Wine Toss and a 50/50 raffle, and tours of the Discovery Village At Sarasota Bay community. Entrance to the event is $20 per person and tickets for the 50/50 raffle are available at $6 for two tickets.

Manatee County Search and Rescue’s Project Lifesaver is an innovative and rapidly growing program aiding the victims and families suffering from Alzheimer’s and related disorders including Down syndrome and autism spectrum disorders. Project Lifesaver utilizes wristband transmitters to locate wandering and lost adults and children, greatly reducing the length of time needed for search and recovery of missing individuals. To learn more about the Project Lifesaver program, visit www.ManateeCountySAR.org/pls.

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