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Find the best nursing homes near you

What is a nursing home?

Nursing homes, also called skilled nursing facilities, provide 24-hour medical and personal care for seniors with severe, debilitating physical or mental conditions. Nursing homes offer long-term residential care and short-term rehab and skilled nursing care after a hospital stay.

Memory Care vs. Nursing Homes: What’s the Difference?
By Merritt WhitleyNovember 4, 2020 • 7 min read

Who needs nursing home care?

Nursing home care is for seniors who require round-the-clock medical care, monitoring, and supervision, but don’t need to be in the hospital. Nursing home residents have serious chronic conditions, terminal illnesses, or cognitive impairments, such as Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

When Is It Time for a Nursing Home? 6 Questions to Ask Yourself
By Kara LewisSeptember 18, 2020 • 4 min read
Skilled Nursing Facility vs. Rehab Center: How to Choose
By Angelike GauntSeptember 10, 2020 • 6 min read

How much does nursing home care cost?

Nursing homes differ in services and cost. Location, insurance type, and the resident’s needs will determine costs. Financing options for nursing home care include Veterans benefits, long-term care insurance, and more. Medicare and Medicaid coverage is available for those who qualify.

How do you choose a nursing home?

Nursing homes differ in the types of services they offer. Start by thinking about your loved one’s needs. Quality of care, safety, and cost are also important considerations. An in-person or virtual tour provides opportunities to ask questions and get a sense of the facility.

A Guide to Choosing a Nursing Home
By Merritt WhitleySeptember 25, 2020 • 9 min read
6 Tips for Touring Senior Communities Virtually and In-Person
By Kara LewisJuly 22, 2020 • 3 min read

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