Essential Factors to Consider When Looking for a Nursing Home

Ultimately, the decision to choose a nursing home is very personal. It is a subjective decision that needs to be right for your loved one and you.

With that in mind, we have outlined below some sources of information that you may want to review and help guide your decision.

Ideally, you will have the time to look at nursing home options at your own pace; but often a decision needs to be made quickly because you are dealing with a crisis situation.  That’s why there is no 100% prescribed way to consider nursing homes.  But there are several sources of information that can be helpful.

As you start to think about it, and as you go through the process of considering and then choosing a nursing home, it’s vital to first establish your own criteria for what are the most important factors to consider.

  1. Establish Criteria
  2. Considering Logistics
  3. For-Profit vs Not-For-Profit
  4. State & Federal Gov’t Ratings
  5. Ombudsman Perspectives
  6. Geriatric Care Management Perspectives
  7. Word-of-Mouth
  8. Your Own Gut Instinct
  9. Visiting / Questions to Ask
  10. Person-Centered Care (PCC)
  11. Dementia Special Care Units