U.S. News will release its sixth annual Best Nursing Homes ratings on Feb. 26, 2014. The ratings, which include nearly every nursing facility in the United States, offer users a consumer-friendly, searchable database designed to highlight homes that are most likely to meet their needs. Best Nursing Homes also offers an informative guide to simplify the search for a nursing facility, including articles on the factors to consider when visiting a nursing home and how to monitor a family members' care.
More than 3 million Americans will live in a nursing home or other long-term care facility in any given year. Long-term care is costly. Choosing the right facility can be challenging. Preparing for this transition takes planning and is best begun well in advance. But if the need for long-term care is imminent, there are still several options for your family to consider. To explore this and other issues, U.S. News is holding a Twitter chat with AARP, the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers, the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living, Mayo Clinic and Sharp Seniors, a senior living resource.
Experts are prepared to discuss the impact Obamacare has on long-term care, what various financial options are in place for paying for long-term care, and resources that are available to help guide people in making financial decisions.
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