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Nursing Home Checklist

Once you’ve narrowed down your list of potential nursing homes and reviewed their admissions agreements, arrange for a visit at each facility to evaluate them for quality and suitability. Visit at different times of the day, including during meals, if possible.

Here are some questions to consider during your visits. Ask questions of key personnel—the nursing home administrator, medical director, nursing director and social work director. Make your own judgments and observations.

Overall Atmosphere

Physical Features

Contract & Costs

Health Services & Staff

Social & Recreation Programs

Food Services