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Help Available Finding the Right Nursing Home

Few decisions are more gut-wrenching than having to find a facility in which to place a beloved elderly relative.

Nursing Home
Nursing Home (Photo credit: LOLren)

Unfortunately, many nursing homes and other eldercare operations sometimes offer misleading information and exaggerated claims, about such things as staff training and the kinds of services available.

Fortunately, there are resources for separating fact from fiction.

In a recent article on Forbes.com, contributor Caroline Mayer offered some tools for navigating the system, courtesy of eldercare consultant Carolyn Rosenblatt in her Forbes blog, “Free Resource for Your Aging Parents and You.”

These included the following sites:

Perhaps the most important information contained in Mayer’s article was that this is not something that can be done in a hurry and not by relying on single sources.

“Lots of consumers want a quick solution for finding the right place for their parents,” says David Spiegel, an FTC attorney who was the lead attorney in the CarePatrol and ABCSP cases. “Unfortunately, you have to use more than one tool if you want to be in a real comfort zone when you place your loved one in any eldercare facility.”

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