Almost 90 percent say they are satisfied with the long-term care in their nursing home
March 27, 2012 - As loved ones age and face challenges that prevent them from living on their own, family members often struggle with the decision to place their relatives in nursing homes. Sometimes viewed as last alternatives, long-term care facilities can have reputations as hopeless, institutionalized environments. A survey in Missouri, however, has found that nearly 90 percent of nursing home residents and their family members are satisfied with the residents’ long-term care facilities.
Those negative perceptions are changing, say two University of Missouri researchers in the Sinclair School of Nursing., after conducting the statewide survey of Missouri nursing homes.