Visitors mean a lot to nursing home residents. If your parent or other loved one is living in a Kentucky nursing home, SeniorCareHomes.com recommends some things you can do to make your visit a wonderful experience for him or her.
- Keep your promises. If you say you’re going to visit, then do it. A no-show visitor is particularly disappointing for nursing home residents.
- Knock before you enter the room. Respect the nursing home room as you would respect a private home. If your loved one cannot respond, identify yourself after knocking.
- Be affectionate. Physical signs of affection, such as hugs and kisses, let someone know that they are not forgotten.
- Be a good listener. Let your loved one tell you about his or her experiences, and listen carefully. Ask questions. Don’t rush through the conversation.
- Bond with your elderly loved one. Do things you used to do together—play cards, sing, or watch a movie together. If you’re stuck for ideas, ask the nursing home’s activities director for suggestions.
- Bring family pictures and videos. Keep your loved one current on what’s happening with family members.
- Bring the family. Children will light up their day!
- Plan a day trip. Give the nursing home advance warning, and take your loved one on a field trip.
- Thank the caregivers. Give compliments where they are due, and thank the staff for taking good care of your loved one.
- Enjoy your time, and do not rush.
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