Choosing a Facility
Choosing a facility is an important decision. There are a number of factors to consider. We have provided a short list below.
A valuable online tool to use in making a choice is the “Nursing Home Compare” tool found in the “Search Tools” area of medicare.gov.
The Medicare website has a list of items that may help you determine what facility is best for you. Visit medicare.gov to find the full checklist or review this partial list below:
The skilled nursing facility (SNF) provides the skilled care you need, and a bed is available.
They have special services if needed in a separate unit (e.g. dementia, ventilator, or rehabilitation), and a bed is available.
The facility is close enough for friends and family to visit.
Residents are clean, appropriately dressed for the season or time of day, and well-groomed.
The SNF appears clean and well kept.
The temperature in each room is comfortable for residents.
The relationship between the staff and the residents appears to be warm, polite, and respectful.
All staff members wear name tags.
There is a full-time Registered Nurse (RN) in the SNF at all times, other than the Director of Nursing.
Residents may have personal belongings and/or furniture in their rooms.
Each resident has a personal storage space (closet and drawers) in his or her room, along with access to a personal telephone and television.
Residents have a choice of roommates.
Residents, including those who are unable to leave their rooms, may choose to take part in a variety of activities.
The SNF has outdoor areas for resident use and staff help residents go outside.
Safety & Care
Residents get preventive care, like a yearly flu shot, to help keep them healthy.
Residents may still see their regular doctors.
Care plan meetings are held with residents and family members at times that are convenient whenever possible.
The SNF has corrected all deficiencies (failure to meet one or more Federal or State requirements) on its last state inspection report.
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