The world may think you are only one person--But to one person, you may be their world.
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When an elderly family member is placed in a nursing home, it is often because that family member can no longer comfortably or safely live at home. When daily in-home visits from a nurse are no longer adequate to provide for the needs of an elderly person, then it is time for the family to start looking into nursing homes.
The 1987 federal Nursing Home Reform set laws that mandates nursing homes and facilities to protect and promote each residents rights. These laws require that each nursing home provide the care for its residents in a manner that promotes and optimizes the quality of everyday life of every resident, ensuring dignity, choice, and self-determination.