How to Choose a Nursing Home for Your Loved One
When it is time to put a loved one in a nursing home, the challenge of finding nursing homes and rehabilitation centers near you can seem overwhelming. In this guide, we help by identifying questions to ask when looking for nursing and rehab facilities near you, how to find a nursing home, and how to evaluate them.
What is a nursing home?
The phrase “nursing home” is very misleading. It can mean a Skilled Nursing Facility, or it can me a board-and-care facility. To make matters more confusing, some facilities have a nursing home unit, a skilled nursing unit, and senior citizen assisted living facilities. In this guide to finding the nearest nursing home to my location, we are going to focus on the use of “nursing home” to mean a Skilled Nursing Facility where residents receive 24-hour nursing care. Also, in this guide we will touch on the services of both a board-and-care and an Assisted Living Community.
- Fact: As of 2014 there are more than 1.7 million nursing home beds spread throughout the 15,600 -licensed nursing homes in the US. – CDC