By 2030, over 61 million Americans will be between the ages of 66 and 84, and an additional 9 million people will be over the age of 84. This population will require increasing elder care in retirement communities, assisted living facilities, and nursing homes across America. As demand increases for skilled nursing homes, potential residents […]
Is Your Loved One Safe in a Nursing Home?
If you are looking for a nursing home for your loved one, safety and quality of care are two concerns that should be at the top of your list. But how do you determine how safe a nursing home may be? Quality of staff. Determine how the nursing home’s staff are vetted. Are background checks […]
How to Compare Nursing Home Reviews
Did you know that government and state agencies collect ratings and reviews of nursing homes, which are available to the public? The Nursing Home Compare site hosted at Medicare.gov has comprehensive information about every Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the United States. It’s easy to compare nursing homes in your area using this comprehensive […]
What to Expect When a Loved One Enters a Nursing Home
It’s one of the most difficult decisions that families must make: choosing when it’s the right time to transition a loved one to nursing home care. Because this decision can be so emotional, it’s important to include your loved one in the decision-making process, if possible, and act as their advocate throughout this new phase […]
Resources to Help You Choose a Nursing Home in Dayton, Ohio
Are you researching a nursing home in Dayton, Ohio? According to the state government, there are nearly 1,000 nursing homes in Ohio to choose from. This can make it difficult to winnow down which will meet your needs – or those of a loved one. Location remains the greatest consideration for many families, as nursing homes in […]
A Guide to Nursing Home Centers
There has never been a better time to grow older. Today we are living longer, have access to advanced medical care, and can choose from a wealth of retirement and residential options. The wide variety of retirement living options had led to an explosion in the use of these facilities. Nearly ten percent of older […]
How to Choose the Right Nursing Home
We have discussed the differences between assisted living facilities and nursing homes before. But now that you know it’s time to choose a nursing home, how will you decide which is the right one for your loved one? Here are some important considerations when it comes time to start your journey. Assess Your Loved One’s […]
When is it Time for Nursing Home Care?
It’s among the most difficult decisions families must make: when is it time to transition a loved one to nursing home care? There are many reasons to consider nursing home care. When your loved one is no longer able to perform the basic activities of self-care – even with assistance – nursing home care may […]
What’s the Difference Between a Nursing Home and an Assisted Living Facility?
Nursing homes and assisted living facilities may sound similar, but there are some very important differences that you’ll want to keep in mind while researching the right living option for you or a loved one. So, nursing home or assisted living… which is right for you? Here are some helpful definitions and tips: Assisted Living […]