The centers for Medicaid and Medicare have put together a wonderful step-by-step guide to choosing a nursing home. It is highly recommended reading for anyone contemplating entering or putting a loved one in a nursing home.  It addresses everything from individual nursing home comparisons to costs associated with care, resident rights, and who to call in the event neglect or abuse occurs. If you are trying to decide on a nursing home, do yourself a favor and review this material. Being well informed is the best way to prevent neglect and abuse. Good luck!

Click here for the Step-by-Step Guide.