Common Misconceptions

Common Misconceptions of the Skilled Nursing Home  by: Christine Young

Cuba Manor, located at 210 Eldon Avenue in Cuba, MO offers a wide range of services to care for their residents and their varying level of needs.  Today, I would like to talk to you about some of the most common misconceptions people have in regards to the nursing facility industry.

"I'm Too Young"

Over the decades, skilled nursing facilities have evolved into homes.  The population in the facility is no longer the traditional "grandma and grandpa" types that everyone may assume are here.  We are here for the needs of all adult ages.  Recently, we were honored to care for a 37 year old man that was in a vehicle accident.  The joy of watching him regain his strength to return home to his wife and children was a true blessing.  He now visits us routinely and takes other residents out for the day to enjoy the sunshine.  Our residents currently range in age from 48 to 101.  The age variance is proof that all generations can unite and live comfortably together.

"It's a Prison"

Nothing could be further from the truth.  Our residents with capable mindset, roam our town on a daily basis.  Our Activity Department coordinates trips to Wal-Mart, barber shops, etc. and has outings on a regular basis to get residents out of the building and enjoy the great outdoors and company of others.  So far, the visit to the llama farm was the biggest hit this year!  The wife of one of our residents has a farm and she allowed us to come hang out for the day, feed the llamas and have a wonderful picnic lunch!

"People Just Go to a Nursing Home to Die"

Well, let me reassure you that this is the largest misconception of them all!  Seven days a week, a therapy team is here working with residents and strengthening them to prepare to return back into the community with their families and friends.  From hip fractures to dislocated shoulders, our therapists are here to help our residents heal!  We also offer outpatient therapy that gives your loved ones a chance to participate in therapy while remaining in the community.

"Nurses Are Only Here for a Paycheck"

Nurses and CNAs are professionals that love, care and protect your loved ones when you are unable to be here.  Staff in ALL departments develop personal relationships and soon become like family.  All residents are being cared for and we pull together as a team to show the compassion and integrity that the people around us deserve.

For more information about the many options our facility has to offer or to tour our home, please contact Cuba Manor at 573-885-4500.

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