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Long-Term Care: Comparing Nursing Homes

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Nursing home care comes in two types: here the emphasis is on long-stay choices. Follow some simple steps for selecting a nursing home for your long-term care [more…]

Visiting Nursing Homes: A Checklist

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A nursing-home visit is essential if you are deciding which facility is the best fit for you or your relative. Doctor and family recommendations are important [more…]

Long-Term Care: Nursing Home Policy Details

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Choosing a nursing home might be part of your or your parent’s long-term care plan. Medicare's nursing-home checklist and other similar checklists give you basic [more…]

Examples of New Models of Nursing-Home Care

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The stigma associated with nursing home scandals in the 1970s and 1980s, which led to the 1987 federal Nursing Home Reform Law, continues to some degree to this [more…]

Solving Problems in Nursing Homes

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Selecting the best nursing home is critical to your long-term care plan, but your responsibilities do not end there. Since this will be a long stay, it is important [more…]

Long-Term Care and Advance Care Planning

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Advance care planning is not just for people who are elderly or sick. Three landmark legal cases that involved decisions about end-of-life care concerned previously [more…]

How to Make Health Care Advance Directives

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As with everything in long-term care, it seems, paperwork is involved to make your wishes known. When you plan ahead and make your wishes clear, all parties involved [more…]

How to Choose a Healthcare Proxy

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One of the most important decisions you can make in your long-term care planning is the choice of healthcare proxy: [more…]

3 Topics for Your Health Care Advance Directive

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Of all the difficult topics to discuss in planning for the long term, what you want to happen if you or your parent is seriously ill or has an accident is the [more…]

Care Options for Serious Illness: Palliative Care

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While much of advance care planning focuses on what you don't want to happen, it is equally important to consider the positive options. “There is nothing more [more…]

Care Options for Serious Illness: Hospice

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Hospice is a comprehensive service that focuses on controlling pain and symptoms and improving the quality of life for people with a life-threatening illness [more…]

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