A 56-year-old female asked:
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Is it ok to ask about accidental falls, deaths, infection rates, mrsa, staffing, sodium in diet, transfers, etc if looking at skilled nursing homes?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Absolutely!: Go to this medicare url for checklist of questions to ask prospective nursing homes http://www.Medicare.Gov/nursing/checklist.Asp.
Answered on Dec 20, 2012
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin commented
29 years experience in Geriatrics
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Glad to hear your loved one is in a better place (sorry, that doesn't come across right) but unfortunately logic doesn't always triumph over emotion. However, you might direct your family to this page & point out that Dr. Beresh & I both recommended asking questions plus I pointed you towards Medicare's checklist. Finally, USAToday wrote an article yesterday on choosing nursing homes. See my blog.
May 28, 2012
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin commented
29 years experience in Geriatrics
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My bad. I posted on my Facebook page, not my blog. Here you go http://www.usatoday.com/money/story/2012-05-27/on-the-money-nursing-home-tips/55188204/1#.T8KiOiKgRTA.facebook
May 28, 2012
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin commented
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You're very welcome! Glad we can help!
May 28, 2012

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