The recession has hit everyone in the United States hard. From the big wigs in government to the guy who parks cars at the country club. The fallout of economic crisis has hit everyone hard and one very important group to add to that list are Nursing homes. It almost seems with all the carnage left by the sub-prime mortgage bust that closures of nursing homes went right under the radar.
As times have begun to wear on the wallet nursing homes across the country have been forced to cut back drastically, and in many cases have had to shut their doors. That has put a heavy burden on not only the health care system, and elderly individuals, but also the families of those individuals who are struggling themselves. The rising cost of medication and medical devices vital to the survival of many people in nursing homes has put to much strain on everyone from the insurance companies to the owners of the nursing homes.
It seems that the best way to levy the rising cost of healthcare and combat the closure of nursing homes is to offer a little help, and here are a few ways that can be done.
Three Ways To Help Save Nursing Homes
1. Volunteer- Obviously the best way to curb costs is to have free help. A few hours a week by a few individuals is a great way to lower the costs of the establishment and give back.
2. Donate- For those who are fortunate enough to be working, any monetary support that can be offered will go a long way in benefiting the residents.
3. Visiting- Without hope anybodies life looks grim, so giving someone in a home a few minutes of quality time can go a long way in benefiting their health.