Find the right nursing home

CNN Money Magazine offers tips on how to find the perfect nursing home:

MONEY Magazine — “You’d never choose a new house without visiting and inspecting it. Yet too often families do just that for a nursing home. A typical scenario: A fall sends Mom to the hospital, and you’ve got a day or two to find a home prior to her discharge.

Care in nursing homes can range from excellent to downright abusive, so it’s worth following this plan to create a short list of the best options in your area ahead of time.”

Click on the link before to check out their list of musts:

http://money.cnn.com/2012/03/14/pf/nursing-home.moneymag/index.htm?iid=HP_River

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About UWF Center on Aging

The Center on Aging at the University of West Florida was established in the Fall of 2010 when the School of Psychological and Behavioral Sciences faculty along with assistance from Sponsored Research submitted a grant to the State University System Board of Governors in support of aging initiatives for Northwest Florida. Its mission is to improve the quality of life of aging adults through the application of science to address challenges associated with aging and to promote healthy aging, with an emphasis on prevention. This will be accomplished through inter-disciplinary and inter-professional efforts of basic and applied research, consultation, and partnerships with community agencies. Education and training, direct services to the aging population, and public awareness and understanding of the contributions and needs of elders will be primary objectives.
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