Nursing homes provide a wide range of health and personal care services for people in need of short-term rehabilitation or long-term care. If you are looking for a nursing home, your doctor may be able to recommend a few to consider, but there are several questions you should ask to ensure you find a facility that meets your individual needs.
Before picking a nursing home, consider questions such as:
- Do I need certain amenities like physical therapy, a religious connection, or hospice or dementia care?
- How much does care cost at the places I am considering? Are there any waiting lists?
- How many people live there? Do they look well cared for? Do I see warm interaction between staff and residents?
- Has the nursing home been inspected by the State recently? Can I see the most recent inspection report?
- Have I met key members of the staff? Do I understand everything in the contract?
Get more tips on choosing a nursing home at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.