How to select a nursing home: reference guide and checklist for potential nursing home resident and his family

The Illinois Department of Health provides a guide and checklist for comparing nursing homes. The topics covered include:

• Assessing needs: is nursing home care the best alternative • Alternatives to nursing home care
Where to begin the nursing home search:
o When is a long-term care facility needed?
o What kind of facilities are available?
o Visiting nursing homes
Other Topics:

• Licenses and certificates • Services provided by long-term care facilities • Charges for long-term care services • Printable checklist for nursing home selection • How to file a complaint against a long-term care facility
For the full guide.

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