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How to Choose a Nursing Home
A brief discussion on the considerations involved in selecting a nursing home.
# 153346 | 878 words | 4 sources | APA | 2013 | US
Published on May 23, 2013 in Aging (General)

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This paper reviews the factors that the family of an elderly person should consider before settling for a nursing home. The paper discusses the need to check that nursing facilities conform to minimum regulatory requirements, that the staff have good credentials, that there is a decent level of care and service provided, that there is a satisfactory standard of safety and accessibility, and finally, that there is a dedication to quality improvement.

Thesis Statement
Factors to Consider while Choosing a Nursing Home

From the Paper:

"You must as well look at the levels of security in the facility and how easily accessible it is for both the elder and you as a family. This should be one of the top priorities of the facility. The emergency preparedness, safety facilities like functional smoke detectors, fire extinguishers location and the history of their checking, clarity of the stairways and exits, the ease of movement for the elderly even those on wheel chairs must be considered. The family must as well look at the accessibility using a wheel chair of the halls and toilets, have a look at all the floors and if they could portend any hazards like slipperiness, the bathing devices must be available and fitted with handle rails and the spaces between tables in the dining must be enough (Robert F. Carr, 2010).
"These are the major considerations that a family should make while selecting a nursing home. However there are other secondary considerations which are as well significant like the type of amenities and comfort the nursing home offers. These may include good grooming of the residents, friendly communication, laundry facility, salons, banks as well as air conditioning and heat facilities fitted with emergency response system.
"A good nursing home will as well provide various recreations and socialization platforms like gyms with a fitness instructor, computer room religious provisions and nature walk areas."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Elderly Care, (2011). How Do I Search For A Nursing Home? Retrieved April 7, 2011 from
  • O'Brien Sharon, (2011). How to Find the Right Nursing Home. Senior living. Part 3. Retrieved April 7, 2011 from
  • Robert F. Carr, (2010). Nursing Home. National Institute of Building Sciences. Retrieved April 7, 2011 from
  • US Department of Health & Human Services, (2011). Nursing Homes. Retrieved April 7, 2011 from

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