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What questions should I think about when choosing a nursing home?

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Think about these questions:

Before scheduling a visit to the nursing homes you are interested in, ask about vacancies, admission requirements, level of care provided, and participation in government-funded health insurance options.

  • What daily activities do I need help with (bathing, dressing, toileting assistance, eating)?
  • How often do I need help?

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Family Caregiver Alliance.

Helpguide.org.

Medicare.gov.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on December 18, 2018

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Family Caregiver Alliance.

Helpguide.org.

Medicare.gov.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on December 18, 2018

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