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What questions should you ask when looking for a nursing home?

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Here are a few things to ask:

  • Does the nursing home provide the level of care needed?
  • Does it meet local and state licensing requirements?
  • Does the administrator have an up-to-date license?
  • Does the nursing home meet state fire regulations?
  • What are the visiting hours?
  • What is the policy on insurance and personal property?
  • What is the procedure for a medical emergency?
  • Is there a waiting list for admittance?
  • What are the admission requirements?

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Family Caregiver Alliance.

Helpguide.org.

Medicare.gov.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on December 12, 2018

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Family Caregiver Alliance.

Helpguide.org.

Medicare.gov.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on December 12, 2018

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