Month: August 2016

If your family member is a resident of a nursing care facility, consider how you might advocate on their behalf. Your loved one may not be willing to speak up for him or herself, or they may not be able to do so physically. Recognize that you may need to serve as their advocate once… Read More »

Is your loved one being cared for by somebody else? Whether it’s a family member, in-home nurse, or skilled nursing facility, they have an obligation to treat your loved one with dignity and to provide a safe environment for him or her. Medicare and nursing homes both aim to prevent abuse of the elderly in… Read More »

You may have heard the term skilled nursing facility but may not truly understand the scope of these facilities. So what are skilled nursing facilities? SNF vs. Nursing Home Many people think a skilled nursing facility (SNF) is just a nursing home. However, instead of long-term daily care, a SNF offers patients the tools they… Read More »

Doing a Medicare nursing home search? Here are some things to do for when choosing the right facility. Search online Conducting a Medicare nursing home search online is easy when you use Medicare.gov’s comparison tool. This tool lets you quickly compare nursing homes ratings for overall quality measures, staffing, health inspections and see any penalties… Read More »