Alzheimer's Special Care Units

Staffing at a ratio of one staff person for every five residents on both the 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 3 to 11 p.m. shifts. On the overnight shift, the ratio can go as high as one staffer for every nine residents.

What to look for in a nursing home without
a special care unit:

***special note***

The author of this document is unknown to me. I received this from a nurse visiting the website who was kind enough to "share". She mentioned the above are the standards in which their nursing home abides by and felt families should have this information. She also commented that if nursing homes are reluctant to answer any of the above questions or CAN'T answer the above questions, that other nursing homes should be considered.

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