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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