Kedah’s Guide to Nursing Home, Old Folks Home and Other Senior Living Options

Looking for a nursing home or old folks' home in Kedah? Here’s a quick list of the options you have in the city and alternative living options for your elderly loved ones.

by Raihan Rahman

Choosing the Best Nursing Home For Your Loved One

If you and your senior loved ones have decided that a nursing home is the best option, there are a few things to consider before picking the best home for your loved ones. Below we outline a few nursing home criteria to help you pick the best nursing home for your seniors.

Assess your senior loved ones’ needs

One of the most important factors to consider before choosing a nursing home is the exact needs of your loved ones. When possible, consult with a medical professional to get a better sense of the type and level of care your loved ones may require when living in a nursing home.

Proximity

For ease of travel and visitation, you would most likely consider a nursing home close to your home. Not only would this provide greater peace of mind but it may also be the more cost-effective option in the long run.

Home Environment & Facilities

If you are able to visit the nursing homes, do look out for the cleanliness and soundness of the place. This includes making sure there are effective safety precautions taken within the home, ample living space and as simple as getting enough natural light while indoors. Other aspects to look out for may be, the surrounding greenery (if available) or the security system in place to ensure the safety of the residents.

Staff to Resident Ratio

While visiting for the first time, take note of the number of staff available in each nursing home to ensure that all residents are well taken care of. While there, you can also get to know the staff members and observe their interaction with the residents to get an idea of both the residents’ and staff’s satisfaction. Since the staff at the nursing home will be the primary caregivers of your loved ones, it is crucial to understand how they are currently treating the other seniors.

Food Safety and Quality

Although it may not be the first factor in mind, the quality of food your senior loved ones receive throughout their stay is an important aspect to consider. As we age, nutrition plays a large part in our physical and mental wellbeing. Make sure the daily meals at your shortlisted nursing homes are well-balanced and appetising for your loved ones. 

While the stigma of nursing homes is still a large part of the culture here in Malaysia, the number of senior living facilities in the country are increasing. If you are looking for a nursing or old folks’ home in Kedah, here are some nursing homes:

 

  1. Sayang Sayang Nursing Care Centre

Located in Alor Setar, Sayang Sayang Nursing Care Centre offers a wide range of care services for its senior residents.

The care centre provides 24-hour nursing care, rehabilitation, and daycare services. It is located close to several hospitals and medical centres in Kedah including Perak Community Specialist Hospital, BP Healthcare Medical Centre and KPJ Kedah Specialist Hospital. The nursing home also offers ample green spaces and is situated in a quiet neighbourhood.

  1. Seruling Indah Retirement Home

Seruling Indah Retirement Home is a care centre located in Sungai Petani providing long term and short term senior care and rehabilitation services. Their services include check-ups from doctors, laundry services and access to fitness facilities.

  1. KNK HomeCare

This nursing home provide 24-hours private nursing care and medical care from doctors. It is located in Sungai Petani Kedah and is in proximity to the Pantai Hospital Sungai Petani. 

  • Services: 24-hour nursing care, medical care, rehabilitation services
  • Website: https://www.facebook.com/KNKHOMECARE/
  • Location: 31, Jalan Lagenda 19, Lagenda Heights, 08000 Sungai Petani, Kedah
  • Tel: 011-1160 0598
  1. Tee Nursing Care Centre

Situated in Kuala Kedah, Tee Nursing Care Center provides short and long-term care for its residents. The care centre also provides physiotherapy services and convalescent care.

  1. Nursing Home Ehsan

This nursing home is situated in Kulim and provides 24-hour nursing care, respite care, specialised care and transportation services (at an additional cost). It offers its residents 5 meals a day, laundry services, medication management and specialised programmes based on medical needs.  

Alternative Living Options

Nursing homes or aged care facilities are not the only options for ageing seniors. If you and your senior loved ones prefer ageing in the comfort of your own home, Homage can provide home and nursing care right at your doorstep.

With the largest pool of Care Professionals in Malaysia, Homage can provide nurses, caregivers and therapists to make sure your seniors’ needs are well taken care of. Home care also provides added peace of mind, knowing that the health and wellbeing of your loved ones can be monitored by yourself at any given time.

Providing from as low as 1-hour to round-the-clock care, Homage is the best option if you are looking for an alternative living experience for your seniors. We provide caregiving services for your loved ones every step of the way at your convenience. Our trained care professionals can provide companionship, nursing care, night caregiving, home therapy and more to keep your loved ones active and engaged. 

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Raihan Rahman
Raihan loves psychological thriller books and horror movies but sleeps with a night light, lest the monsters get her.
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