Choosing a Facility

Skilled Nursing Facility Checklist: http://www.medicare.gov/LongTermCare/Static/NursingHome.asp

It is important for you and your family members to visit the facility to make sure that it meets your needs, as well as those of your family. A few things to consider when choosing a facility are listed here.

Is the facility accepting new residents? Yes_____ No_____
Is the facility easy to visit for family and friends? Yes_____ No_____
Does the facility use hospitals where my doctor practices? Yes_____ No_____
Does the facility have the services I need? Yes_____ No_____
Does the facility have a variety of activities I might enjoy? Yes_____ No_____
Do residents appear clean and well groomed? Yes_____ No_____
Do the residents have the same staff on a daily basis? Yes_____ No_____
• Is there enough staff available to assist residents? Yes_____ No_____
• Does the staff respond quickly to residents’ calls for help? Yes_____ No_____
Does the facility have an active resident and/or family council? Yes_____ No_____
Is the facility clean and pleasant? Yes_____ No_____
Is the facility certified by Medicare and Medicaid? Yes_____ No_____
Are both the facility and current administrator licensed? Yes_____ No_____
How much is the cost of care in this facility? __________________
• What services are included in this price? __________________
• What additional costs will I have to pay? __________________

Ask to see the facility’s last annual state inspection report.

Did the report find any problems? Ask how the problems were fixed.

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Medicare
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Long Term Care Insurance
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