What should I look for when selecting a nursing home?
- Prepare a list of facilities and investigate.
- The resources available on the internet have made this processes a lot easier than in the past.
Medicare provides many resources
- a nursing home comparison tool, http://www.medicare.gov/NHCompare/
- a guide to choosing a nursing home, http://www.medicare.gov/NHCompare/Include/DataSection/Questions/SearchCriteriaNEW.asp
- A nursing home checklist, http://www.medicare.gov/files/nursing-home-checklist.pdf