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A Good Nursing Home Provides Recreation
Quality of life is important at any age, so make sure the nursing homes you consider provide and adequate variety of recreational activities to keep the residents mentally and physically engaged.

  • What types of activities are provided?
  • How are nursing activities supervised? How often are they held?
  • Does the nursing home provide social, recreational, spiritual, fitness and wellness programs?
  • What kinds of exercise regimes are included?
  • Does the nursing home provide exercise equipment that is appropriate for residents and easy-to-use?
  • Does the nursing home have a fitness instructor on staff?
  • What types of social and individual activities are offered?
  • Does the nursing home have a computer room, meditation room, library, craft room, game room or wood shop?
  • Are religious services available, including visitation and worship?
  • Does the nursing home property include nature areas, gardens and footpaths?

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