Nursing homes are another type of housing option for older adults. They provide 24-hour supervision, three meals a day and help with daily activities. They also offer additional services as needed.
Nursing home services can be long-term and help with an ongoing physical or mental health condition or memory loss. They can also be short-term with a goal of returning home, for those who need to recover after a hospital stay or for another reason. Short-term nursing home care often includes rehabilitation services.
Choosing a nursing home for yourself or a loved one can be challenging. The State of Minnesota’s Minnesota Nursing Home Report Card can help. You can also visit nursing homes you are considering and discuss options with your family and facility staff.