Choosing a nursing home may be one of the most important decisions you or your loved ones make. Although no one likes to think about the possibility of needing care in a nursing home, statistics show that one in every five Marylanders over the age of 60 will spend some time in a nursing facility. A short stay in a nursing home for rehabilitation and/or recuperation following a hospitalization is not uncommon for many seniors.
For others it may be a long-term living arrangement. It is important to plan ahead and learn as much as possible about nursing homes, their admission criteria, costs, and the laws that protect nursing home residents. Learning about nursing homes now may help your loved one choose the best facility should the need arise.