Friday, 1 March 2019

What is a Good Nursing Home/Residential Care Centre? - in Malaysia

First things first, if you're looking for a home or a centre that is reliable and provides attentive care to residents, you need to put aside cost as the saying goes, 'you get what you pay'. 

Let's get straight to the point:
  1. Indoor Environment - Indoor Environment is very important as it would determine whether a home or centre is pleasant to stay in. This includes good air ventilation, odourless indoor air quality, spacious, hygienic and relaxing living environment. Imagine yourself walking into a home with bad air quality, bad air ventilation and overcrowding of residents more than the place could accommodate, i believe these factors do not just put you yourself off, you definitely wouldn't want your love ones to stay at such a place.  
  2. Staffing at the centre or home - Many a times you hear of homes or centres manned by inexperienced caregivers or maids. To be seen as unprofessional is the least of the problem, a more serious question is whether the staff members know how to properly care for the elderly and residents who requires medical assistance.  
  3. Who is behind the set up of the facility - This is a point that very few seem to question when they are scouting for a home or a centre. Some 'institutions', if you may call that, are owned by undertakers or founders with no medical-related knowledge. In case you hadn't realize, this will often affect the resident's quality of life based on the facility's own objective, mission and vision which would most likely be in their personal interest. For example, some that are run by undertakers will require you to sign a form to give them the exclusive right to be the undertaker for the resident if something were to happen.

The 3 factors above are the most crucial points of all when a home or a centre is being considered. 

If you'd like to look at an example of a residential care that has good Indoor Environment, proper Staffing and backed by professional experience in home healthcare for the past 19 years, feel free to check out Lifelink Residential Centre. It is managed by Lifelink Homecare Sdn Bhd who, in the past 25 years, have been providing home nursing service, palliative care services, sale & rental of medical equipment, sale of medical nutrition and consumables, with a client base of more than 2000++.

Lifelink Residential Care Centre is open for non-obligatory viewing as well. Head on to this website for more info

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