Skilled Nursing Facilities

Factsheet: Care Conferences and the Care Team

Source: IlluminAge Communication Partners

Description:

Information about care conferences--when are they held? Who should attend? What is the role of resident and family?


Factsheet: Choosing a Long-Term Care Facility

Source: IlluminAge Communication Partners

Description:

What to look for, assessing your needs, paying for care; includes a selection checklist.


Factsheet: Helping Someone Move to a Long-Term Care Facility

Source: IlluminAge Communication Partners

Description:

How family and friends can help before, during and after the move. Includes suggestions to help the person continue to feel connected after the move.


Factsheet: Safeguarding Resident Property

Source: IlluminAge Communication Partners

Description:

Why resident belongings are so important; how items get lost; tips for keeping property safe.


Factsheet: The Nursing Home Decision

Source: IlluminAge Communication Partners

Description:

Discusses the decision-making process, including levels of care, payment options, and helping the person look at the move as a positive choice.


Factsheet: Visiting Someone in a Nursing Facility

Source: IlluminAge Communication Partners

Description:

Why visits are important; practical tips for a successful visit; dealing with difficult situations.


Factsheet: Your Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Source: IlluminAge Communication Partners

Description:

The role of the long-term care ombudsman; working together to solve problems; other resources.


Factsheet: Your Rights as a Long Term Care Resident

Source: IlluminAge Communication Partners

Description:

Covers basic resident rights, including dignity and respect, information and choice, privacy and confidentiality. Also examines resident responsibilities.


Guide to Choosing a Nursing Home

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Description:

Online booklet from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; also includes information about residents' rights.


Helping Your Loved One Transition to Skilled Nursing Care

Source: American Health Care Association

Description:

Information for family members of long-term care facility residents; covers practical and emotional challenges.


Making the Transition to Nursing Facility Life

Source: American Health Care Association

Description:

With love, understanding, help and planning, the uncertainty of entering and adjusting to life in a nursing facility can be greatly minimized.


National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center

Description:

Information for persons serving as advocates for residents' rights and quality care. Includes a searchable directory.


Nursing Facility Move-In Checklist

Source: IlluminAge Communication Partners

Description:

Three-part form to help you or your loved one make a smooth transition to living and receiving care in a nursing facility.


Nursing Home Compare

Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Description:

Searchable information about the past performance of every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country.


Resident/Family Care Conference Worksheet

Source: IlluminAge Communication Partners

Description:

Form for organizing your notes before and during a nursing home care conference.


Worksheet for Evaluating a Nursing Facility

Source: IlluminAge Communication Partners

Description:

When choosing between long-term care facilities, use this checklist to compare the available choices.