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Looks to me like some independent and assisted living and nursing home centers use amenities to please the families. What are things that matter most?

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Dr. Alan Steinberg
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: I agree

Many assisted living and nursing home companies choose to provide amenities to please the family members.
It is most important to look at the "guts" of a program specifically whether they've been cited for any major deficiencies, and whether they have a special training program for their staff as well as in-house geriatric psychiatrists and geriatricians. Please look at the recreation therapy prog.

In brief: I agree

Many assisted living and nursing home companies choose to provide amenities to please the family members.
It is most important to look at the "guts" of a program specifically whether they've been cited for any major deficiencies, and whether they have a special training program for their staff as well as in-house geriatric psychiatrists and geriatricians. Please look at the recreation therapy prog.
Dr. Alan Steinberg
Dr. Alan Steinberg
Thank
Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Check out Medicare

Go to medicare url for checklist of important questions to ask http://www.
Medicare.Gov/nursing/checklist.Asp rather than be blinded by bling.

In brief: Check out Medicare

Go to medicare url for checklist of important questions to ask http://www.
Medicare.Gov/nursing/checklist.Asp rather than be blinded by bling.
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin
Thank
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