What do I need to know about nursing homes?

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If a parent or grandparent falls or has a medical diagnosis that prevents them from going home after being released from the hospital, it may be necessary for them to go to a nursing home. This is a hard decision for families and finding the right nursing home is important. Visiting several nursing homes and asking questions helps in choosing the right nursing home for your family member. Making a list of questions to ask is a way to ensure you do not forget to ask important questions about care received, the staff itself, and physical therapy.
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The decision to place a loved one into a nursing home can be very difficult for the family. There are times when we have no choice but to utilize these facilities for the care of our aging parent or grandparent. Before visiting the available nursing... More »
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