I sometimes wonder why some of our residents are in the Nursing Home at all.
We have family members who never seem to leave. While this is great, and the resident seems to love it, why not just bring them home? If they have time to be there all the time and diddle around making arrangements to have other people come in and be with the resident, why not do this at home where it's cheaper and the resident will be happier and more comfortable?
I think it's great when the residents have lots of visitors. I'm glad we have family members who check up on us and make sure we are on our toes. But if they have time to be with the resident 12 to 16 hours a day, they need to take the resident home and arrange for home health care to come in and assist them. It's a healthier and less stressful environment for the resident and it's healthier and less stressful for the family members, too.