How to find Dignity and Choice in a Nursing Home
What happens to your aging vision if something happens to you or your loved one that requires more care then you can give at home? No one wants to go into a Nursing Home but many times this becomes our only option.
2010 statistics show that 6 out of 7 people age 65 and over will live in a Nursing Home at some point in their life*. These staggering statistics show that the chances are that you or one of your loved ones will be one of these individuals needing Nursing Home care. With this being said, how do you make this important life choice? How can you make sure that personal needs are met and that quality care is provided? It is your right to get the care you deserve and have continued quality of life even though you are sick and needing nursing care.
The purpose of this booklet is to help make the process less complicated by educating the potential Nursing Home consumer. It provides information on what questions to ask and what to look for when making this important life decision. Remember, this consumer we are talking about is YOU – it is all of us!
As you embark on your nursing home search, you may want to print extra copies of the following sections of the booklet.
You will need one copy of each of this form for every nursing home that you visit. Summary Sheet for Nursing Home Questions
Complete this evaluation to help you choose the right level of care environment. Care Needs Evaluation
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