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

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Dr. Miroslava Fox
Clinical Psychology
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Miroslava Fox
Dr. Miroslava Fox
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Layers of people you

And your love one can communicate with.

In brief: Layers of people you

And your love one can communicate with.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound care
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Dr. Lauren Romeo
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