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The Health Care Decision for Placement into a Skilled Nursing Facility

May 7, 2013Erwin Cablayan0 Comments

The Health Care Decision for Placement into a Skilled Nursing Facility

Long Term Care Placement Decision

“The image of his face as the elevator doors closed is burned into my brain. That day was a major turning point in, and the saddest day of my life (Peter S. Silin, 2001, p. 6).

The first step in placing a relative in a nursing home may be one of the most difficult and traumatic decision any one can make. There are a multitude of reasons why these decisions are placed upon family members. Unless you are put in this position yourself, you cannot begin to comprehend the immense confusion, guilt and pain when dealing with aging and chronic illness afflicted by a member of your family. So, why are we talking about care giving issues for the elderly, and why should it affect us?

Let me know what you think or if you are being faced with the subject matter: “Long Term Care Placement”


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