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What to Look for in a Nursing Home
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Medication/health care

  • What is the residence policy regarding storage of medication, assistance with medications, training and supervision of staff and record keeping?

  • Is self-administration of medication allowed?

  • Who coordinates home care visits from a nurse, physical therapist, occupational therapist, etc. if needed?

  • Are staff available to assist residents who experience memory, orientation, or judgment losses?

  • Does a physician or nurse, visit the resident regularly to provide medical checkups?

  • What is the procedure for responding to a resident's medical emergency?


Is staff available to provide 24-hour assistance with activities of daily living (ADL) if needed?

ADLs include:

__Hygiene and grooming
__Using the telephone
__Housekeeping in unit
__Transportation to doctor, hairdresser, activities, etc.
__Walking/caring for pets.



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