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 Nursing Home –

The Definition Of …..

By JoAnn Thibault

Nursing home: A residential facility for persons with chronic illness or disability, particularly older people who have mobility and eating problems. Also called a convalescent home, long-term care facility.

A Nursing Home, also known as a Skilled Nursing Facility or SNF, has Registered Nurses who help provide 24-hour care to people who can no longer care for themselves due to physical, emotional, or mental conditions. A licensed physician supervises each patient’s care and a nurse or other medical professional is almost always on the premises. Most nursing homes have two basic types of services: skilled medical care and custodial care.

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  Compare Nursing Homes


By JoAnn Thibault

From The Official Government Site for People with Medicare;

www.medicare.gov.

This tool has detailed information about every Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country. Before you get started, you or your family member may have other long-term care choices like community-based services, home care, or assisted living depending on your needs and resources. For more information, see Alternatives to Nursing Homes. Otherwise, follow these steps when choosing a nursing home: http://www.medicare.gov/NHCompare/

Source: http://www.medicare.gov/NHCompare/

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 Massachusetts Nursing Homes Rank High



By JoAnn Thibault


–Very good news!–

Massachusetts Nursing Homes Receive High Marks in State Survey. 9 out of 10 families would recommend their relative’s nursing home to others.

Newton (March 24, 2010) – The Massachusetts Senior Care Association today congratulated the more than 50,000 people who work in the state’s nursing homes for their hard work and dedication in light of a new state-funded survey showing high levels of satisfaction among family members with relatives being cared for in nursing homes.

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