Thursday, July 17, 2008

Finding the right place for Mom or Dad's long-term care

Do you find yourself in the position of looking for a new home for an aging parent? This is usually a task that most people would rather not have. There's so much invested in "placing" a parent in a nursing home or long-term care facility.

Of course, the best time to start looking is when there's no urgency. Too many people end up scrambling to find care for a parent when they're stressed and in a rush, and they could quite possibly not make the right decisions.

Rather than repeating what's already been said, I recommend you have a look at this news story. It is geared towards Canadians, but it has good advice for everyone who finds that they're in this situation: Nursing homes: What to look for in a long-term care facility

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