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Tips from the author of "20 Common Nursing Home Problems—and How to Resolve Them."
Don't be overwhelmed. Read this aid and print out the take-along version. It will keep you focused.
Ask the right questions, know the signs of good and bad care, use your senses. It's detective work.
You can't stop paying attention after a loved one has moved in. Vigilance is the price of good care.
Distance matters, of course. Our rankings will help by flagging top-performing nursing homes.
If you can draw on good local resources, the best choice for now might not even be a nursing home.
The policies are complicated, and timing is tricky. But they may be a sound purchase for some people.
Out of your pocket. Medicaid. Other options are long-term care insurance and a reverse mortgage.
The health and happiness of residents and the quality and stability of staffing are intertwined.
Residents generally do better the more time spent being cared for by registered nurses.