The long-term care system is complicated and can be very difficult to understand, especially during a time in which can be already emotionally overwhelming. Knowing the right’s of residents, how the nursing home system operates, what your choices are and where you can turn to for advice will allow you to make an educated decision which would be best for your loved one. Numerous resources are available to help guide you through the process. Here are a few below.
Medicare’s Nursing Homes section provides detailed information on Medicaid and Medicare certified nursing homes in theUnited States. The Nursing Home Compare interactive tool lists the most recent federal survey results, populations of the nursing home, and facts about the nursing home’s ownership.
New LifeStyles Online is a comprehensive guide to senior housing and care, listing all state licensed senior communities and home health care and hospice care agencies nationwide. Use the Care Interpreter tool to learn about various long-term care options.