The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recently offered five tips to help you select the proper nursing home for yourself or a loved one.
1. Determine if a nursing home is your best option
“Depending of your needs and resources, you may have other long-term care options available to you.”
2. Find nursing homes in your area
“You can search by nursing home name, city, county, state or zip code (on Medicare’s online Nursing Home Compare).”
3. Compare quality of care
“It’s important to compare the quality of care that nursing homes provide in order to find the home that meets your needs.”
4. Visit potential nursing homes
“…It is is important to visit the homes you are interested in to see if you would be comfortable and happy living there.”
5. Consider your needs
“Think about location and proximity to family and friends, availability and when you can move in, any cultural or religious preferences you may have and other personal factors important in creating a comfortable living environment.”
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