Most of us, if we are blessed with a long life, will need help with what are called “Activities of Daily Living” (ADLs) which include important tasks like dressing, eating, using the bathroom and bathing. A recent study by the Urban Institute and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates about 70 percent of people who make it to age 65 will require long-term care at some point during the rest of their life. Almost 1 in 4 of these folks will need more than two years of paid care, with 15 percent spending more than two years in a nursing home.
But what exactly is long-term care? Long-term care refers to a wide range of health and personal care services that are provided to people who have chronic health conditions or disabilities. Long-term care can be provided in a variety of settings, including skilled nursing facilities, or what we used to call nursing homes. Long-term care services are designed to help people with chronic health conditions or disabilities live as independently as possible while having access 24/7 to help with their ADLs, nursing care, and physical and occupational therapy. Rooms may be private or shared, all meals are provided in a dining area, and activities and spiritual care are offered either in the room or in a community room each day.
When someone you love needs long-term care, you want to make sure they receive the best are they can get. Prescott Valley Good Samaritan recently received the Daily Courier’s “Readers’ Choice” award in the best nursing home category.
Administrator Trevor Guthmiller agrees it’s the care and love the nursing team, rehab therapists, dietary, maintenance and office staff share with the residents each day that highlights the Good Samaritan mission of “sharing God’s love through the work of health, healing and comfort.”
“We are grateful to be able to do the work we do here each day,” Guthmiller said. “Every person that walks through these doors, whether they are staff, patients, residents or family members, is treated with respect and kindness. Just being nominated for this award shows that the good work we do is noticed. We really appreciate the community voting us as the best in our field. We’ll continue to work hard to live up to this great honor.”
Whether you need outpatient or inpatient rehabilitation, or round-the-clock nursing support, the team at Good Samaritan Society – Prescott Valley will make sure you get the very best care. Call 928-775-0045 to learn more.