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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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In brief: Yes
It is always your right to ask these questions.

In brief: Yes
It is always your right to ask these questions.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Absolutely!
Go to this medicare url for checklist of questions to ask prospective nursing homes http://www.
Medicare.Gov/nursing/checklist.Asp.

In brief: Absolutely!
Go to this medicare url for checklist of questions to ask prospective nursing homes http://www.
Medicare.Gov/nursing/checklist.Asp.
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin
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Dr. Alvin Lin
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.
Dr. Alvin Lin
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
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