Choosing a Nursing Home
INTERCOUNTY HEALTH FACILITIES ASSOCIATION INC
How to Choose the Right Nursing Home
When a determination is made that a person needs long term care, the prospective resident and family begin the process of choosing an appropriate home. Doctors and hospital discharge planners are the primary source of assistance. Community agencies and consumer directories can be of additional help.
The next step is to schedule visits to facilities to meet with the Director of Admissions and tour the building and grounds. This is an opportunity to evaluate each nursing home. If possible, visit the dining room during a meal. Observe the quality and presentation of the food and whether the staff is available to assist residents who need help.