Florida has hundreds of nursing homes (skilled nursing facilities) to choose from, but the facilities in Naples offer the best in an area known for its white sandy beaches, boutiques, and restaurants. With all the services offered, these facilities can meet every need.
Florida is home to 683 licensed nursing homes.
Approximately 83.587 nursing home beds are in the state.
As many as 73,275 Florida seniors reside in a nursing home.
Medicaid pays for about 60 percent of residents’ nursing home care.
Medicare patients typically stay for shorter periods on average of 33 days. Medicaid patients stay longer, with an average long-term care stay being 386 days, according to the Florida Health Care Association. Due to Medicare coverage, short-term stays are common in nursing homes for seniors recovering from surgery like a hip replacement or requiring speech and physical therapy from a stroke. Short-term stays can last from a few weeks to a few months.
Long-term care stays are typically from a few months to several years. The time spent in a nursing home varies, depending on the resident and the type of care needed. Seniors with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia can require intensive around-the-clock care that a family member may not be able to provide. Terminal ill patients may also require long-term care. Hospice is available at many nursing homes for this reason.
Respite care is a great way to visit a nursing home in Naples without the commitment. The facility provides care to the senior for a few days to a few weeks while the caregiver is away. You can decide if the facility is a good option before making the transition to long-term care.
Nursing homes provide seniors with help for their everyday activities for living (ADLs). These are tasks like bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, eating, and mobility that can become arduous to a senior, especially if they have one or more chronic conditions. Nursing home staff sees to it that the needs of each resident are met.
Some nursing homes double as an assisted living community or an Alzheimer’s care center, like the Lely Palms AC. Centers like these offer aging in place so your loved one can transition smoothly into more intensive care while remaining with friends.
Nursing home services vary, but many offer the following:
Respite care Availability of RNs, CNAs, and LPNs Onsite activities Indoor and outdoor common areas Physical, occupational, and speech therapy Barber and/or beauty services Hospice
Check with the nursing home you are considering, finding out what special services and exclusive perks they may offer.
Nursing home rates in the Sunshine State are more expensive than the national average or state average. The national average for a semi-private room is $220 per day and the Florida average is $240 per day. According to the Genworth 2015 Cost of Care Survey for Florida, the daily median rate for a semi-private room in the Naples, Immokalee, and Marco Island area is $274.
A private room in Naples is $329 per day on average, but the extra cost may be worth it if you value your privacy. The U.S. median daily rate is $250, while the state median daily rate is $265.
Nursing homes in Florida that accept Medicare and Medicaid must follow certain regulations. Check with the manager of the nursing home to confirm the facility is Medicare and/or Medicaid certified. Other questions you can ask include:
Can the nursing home provide the type of care required?
Is there an aging in place program?
What is the process in the case of an emergency?
How many hours per day are the RNs, CNAs, and LPNs available?
Can family and friends visit?
Do the residents have a choice in their roommate, if sharing a semi-private room?
You can find a checklist of nursing home questions on the Medicare.gov website. It is advisable to schedule a tour of any facilities you are considering. Take the time to speak with residents and observe the care received from the staff. You may want to check online for reviews about the nursing home as these tend to be written by family members of residents. Friends and family can also make recommendations for efficient, clean, and comfortable nursing homes in Naples.
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