For many, having your loved one in a nursing home is eased because he/she is close by and you can visit often. This can be a great comfort to the nursing home resident and their family/friends, and also allows for easy access to the facility to ensure your loved one is getting the best care. How close or how far you are from the facility is important. You want to also consider your schedule and how that will impact when you see your loved one. Think it through, and remember, logistics are only one factor. There may be many facilities in the right location but, for a variety of reasons, may not be the best choice for you. Or there could be the best choice for you nearby.
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