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Tips on How to Choose a Nursing Home

The following tips can be used in choosing a good nursing home that has no record of elder neglect. First, review the home’s most recent annual inspection report, which must be posted at the facility. You may ask the nursing homes about previous inspection reports and complaint investigations. Also, compare nursing homes by checking out the star ratings and finding out the number of registered nurses per resident. Ensure that the nursing home has not been fined in Illinois by checking out the Illinois Department of Public Health website. If you have already found suspect elder abuse or neglect, consult the home’s director of nursing. Also, make sure that you review the resident’s care plan and doctor’s order. Read more tips on nursing homes.