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Learning the Steps to Selecting the Right Nursing Home

If you have a loved one who is planning to transition into a nursing home, you may be wondering which methods are best for finding the right home. You need to consider a few specific things when selecting a nursing home. Firstly, you should think about the level of care that your loved one will require. Will your loved one need around-the-clock care or skilled care? Will they need assisted living? Will they need a dementia unit? The second, and possibly the most important step to take, is to visit the home in which you are thinking of having your loved one live. Visiting the nursing home unannounced is a good way of gauging how well it truly runs. While visiting, you should pay attention to the nursing staff, maintenance of the home, whether or not staff is visible on the premises, and whether the patients appear to be well cared for. Finally, it is important to look into the disciplinary history of the nursing home in question. Searching the name and county of the nursing home on the Department of Health website will provide the information you need.

Have questions? Contact our office today at (717) 888-8888, and we can help you though the process.