Moving to a skilled nursing facility can be a significant transition for both new residents and their families. This change, often necessitated by health events such as a fall, stroke, hip/knee replacement, heart attack, or the need for ongoing management of a chronic illness, requires careful planning and emotional readiness. At Eden Healthcare Center, located in the heart of Hayward, California, we strive to make this transition as smooth and comfortable as possible. Here are some tips on how to ease the move and why Eden Healthcare Center stands out as the ideal choice.


Understanding the Benefits of a Skilled Nursing Facility


A skilled nursing facility (SNF) offers 24-hour medical care and rehabilitation services provided by licensed professionals. This level of care is essential for individuals who need more intensive medical supervision than can be provided at home. SNFs are equipped to handle complex medical needs, offering services such as physical, occupational, and speech therapy, which are crucial for recovery and improving the quality of life.


Preparing for the Transition


  1. Start Early: Begin the planning process as soon as the need for a skilled nursing facility becomes apparent. This allows ample time to research facilities, visit them, and make an informed decision.
  2. Involve Your Loved One: Ensure that the future resident is involved in every step of the process. This inclusion helps them feel more in control and less anxious about the move.
  3. Visit the Facility: Touring the facility can help alleviate fears and give a clearer picture of what to expect. At Eden Healthcare Center, we encourage potential residents and their families to visit and see our vibrant community, meet our staff, and experience our amenities.
  4. Pack Thoughtfully: Bring personal items that will make the new space feel like home. Photos, favorite blankets, and other cherished items can provide comfort and familiarity.
  5. Understand the Services: Familiarize yourself with the services offered, such as medical care, rehabilitation therapies, and social activities. Knowing what to expect can ease the transition.


Making the Move Smoother


  1. Communicate Openly: Keep lines of communication open between family members, the resident, and the facility staff. Discuss any concerns or special needs in advance.
  2. Stay Positive: Maintain a positive attitude about the move. Focus on the benefits of the skilled nursing facility, such as access to professional healthcare, social interaction, and engaging activities.
  3. Get Involved: Encourage the new resident to participate in facility activities. At Eden Healthcare Center, we offer a variety of interest-based daily activities to keep our residents engaged and active.
  4. Utilize Support Services: Take advantage of the facility’s support services. At Eden, our social service team assists residents and their families during transitional periods, helping with care planning, managing requests and concerns, and discharge planning.


Why Choose Eden Healthcare Center?


  1. Comprehensive Care: Eden Healthcare Center provides a full spectrum of care, including skilled nursing, rehabilitation services, and specialized orthopedic programs. Our 24-hour skilled nursing team is dedicated to delivering high-quality healthcare services.
  2. Expert Rehabilitation Services: Our in-house rehabilitation gym offers physical, occupational, and speech therapies tailored to individual needs. Our goal is to help residents regain their highest level of function and independence.
  3. Beautiful Environment: Located in Hayward, California, our facility features lovely outdoor common areas with large trees, stunning flowers, and plenty of sunshine. This serene environment promotes relaxation and well-being.
  4. Customized Care Plans: We believe in patient-centered care, developing custom care plans and treatment goals for each resident. Our full-time Registered Dietitian monitors residents’ weight and provides nutritional recommendations to support their wellness journey.
  5. Engaging Activities: We offer a range of daily activities designed to meet the interests of our residents, including custom programs for memory care residents. These activities are crucial for maintaining mental and emotional health.
  6. Supportive Social Services: Our social service team plays a key role in supporting residents and their families, providing essential information and assistance during the transition and beyond.


At Eden Healthcare Center, we understand that transitioning to a skilled nursing facility can be daunting. However, with the right preparation and support, it can be a positive and life-enhancing move. Our dedicated staff, comprehensive services, and beautiful environment make Eden Healthcare Center an exceptional choice for those in need of skilled nursing care. Come and visit us today to see how we can help you or your loved one live well and thrive.