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How to Decide Whether a Nursing Home is the Right Fit

The LA Times has come up with a helpful list for determining which nursing home is the right one to place your loved one. They believe that by asking the facility certain questions you will be able to determine if it is a safe place. First ask whether the care meets the need of your family member such as personalizing rooms with photographs and other items. Next ask whether the facility has adequate fire and safety systems which are up to date. It is important that a facility has a wanderer alert to ensure that disoriented residents do not leave. There should be few policies on physical and chemical restraints. It is important to research whether the nursing home has a history of pressure ulcers. The Medicare website is helpful in determining which nursing home is right for you. To read more about nursing home advice, please click the link.