The services nursing facilities offer can vary from facility to facility. Their services primarily focus on medical recovery and include the resident’s room and board, medication monitoring, personal care (such as feeding, dressing, bathing, grooming, etc.), and 24-hour emergency care.
However, providing social and recreational events are also an important service in nursing facilities.
Social and recreational events positively impact the emotional wellness of residents and have been proven to improve sleep, reduce cognitive decline, and help with physical functions. Some common activities include birthday and holiday parties, reading groups, crafts, brain games, and light exercise.