NursingHomePicChoosing a local nursing home for a loved one often turns into a difficult and time consuming task. Actually, there is probably no way to make the choice easy or quick, and it probably shouldn’t be. According to advocates of people who live in nursing homes, it it vital to speak to a variety of caregivers and residents in each home that you are considering. Of course, other considerations might be cost, services offered, and location.

In many cities and towns, there are many nursing homes to choose from. Family members or other caregivers may feel overwhelmed when they have to find a suitable solution. There is some help available online:

Choosing the Best Local Nursing Home for a Loved One

In many cities and towns, there are many nursing homes to choose from. Family members or other caregivers may feel overwhelmed when they have to find a suitable solution. There is some help available online:

  • This checklist is a free .PDF document that you can download, copy, and print. It has suggested questions to ask at each nursing home. Your Nursing Home Checklist. The document contains questions for administrators, nursing staff, and residents.
  • This Guide from US News can help you find all sorts of public information about local nursing home. Just visit the page, and start drilling down to your state and local area: Find Nursing Home Rankings.

Another good source of information might be your loved one’s doctor. Typically, doctors who see elderly or disabled patients will have some knowledge about local nursing homes. Other considerations might include finding facilities that accept a particular insurance, Medicaid, etc.

Planning for the Cost of Nursing Care

While a lot of people who need nursing care end up on Medicaid, this certainly isn’t the first choice of most people. See if we can help you plan for nursing care costs: 1-855-474-6234 or schedule an appointment by clicking this link: http://www.meetme.so/medicare.

 

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