A member asked:

Geriatrics: when looking for skilled nursing care center for a 90 year old frail but social parent, what are the most important considerations?

9 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Miroslava Fox answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

Informed decision: Visit facility, ask about ratio of patients to nurses, cnas; look at rooms -- see if they're private, semi-private, etc. Compare nursing homes by rating-- medicare website is one of them: http://www.Medicare.Gov/quality-care-finder/#nursing-home-compare also, when a nursing home has been surveyed by a state oversight agency, it should have the results of survey readily available for you to look.

Answered 10/22/2014


Dr. Lauren Romeo answered

Specializes in Wound Care

Social programs: If you are considering a nursing home look at their social programs and their physical therapy programs. If your parent is active they will want these type things.

Answered 9/29/2016



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