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Use the following articles and videos to help you make an informed decision. Please contact your Senior Advisor if you have questions.

Managing the Transition From Hospital to Rehab to Home 

AARP Family Caregiving Care at Home article about being able to transition back home after a hospital stay. oving our loved ones from one care setting to another is stressful for everyone involved. It’s invariably complicated and confusing, and I’ve often experienced poor communication among hospitals, facilities and family caregivers. Family caregivers play a key role in preventing hospital readmissions. We are the one consistent part of our loved ones’ care teams. Yet, all too often, family caregivers feel left out of the transition process. That’s why it’s up to us to be proactive.

Custodial Care vs. Skilled Care Requires Adobe Reader

Long-term care (LTC) is for people who need care for a long period of time. There are two types: custodial and skilled care. Read about it here.

Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program Requires Adobe Reader

List of Illinois long-term care ombudsman who will investigate claims against skilled nursing facilities in regards to bad care or wrong-doing.

From Nursing Homes to Post Acute Care Networks 

Presented by Fred Benjamin, MS, MPH, MBA, Chief Operating Officer, Lexington Health Network The role of skilled nursing facilities has changed very significantly over the past few years. Factors including the "Silver Tsunami" and the COVID-19 pandemic promise to create even more profound change. Presented on August 13, 2020 at the Elderwerks Virtual Senior Fair

Selecting a Nursing Home Guide 

Important elements in selecting a nursing home

The Authorized Electronic Monitoring in Long-Term Care Facilities Act 

Electronic monitoring at nursing homes to protect seniors

Genworth 2013 Cost of Care Survey Requires Adobe Reader

This is a good place to start when looking into assisted living or nursing care. The data will help you plan and figure out affordability.

Nursing Home Checklist Requires Adobe Reader

A checklist to print and take with you when visiting a nursing home.

You Can't Judge A Nursing Home By The Color Of The Walls 

This article has been written to help families understand why it's important to look past the asthetics of a building. Care is much more important than the building itself.

Nursing Home Selection Mistakes 

A list of the worst mistakes made when selecting a nursing home.

Nursing Home Questions 

A list of questions you should ask when visiting a nursing home.

Nursing Home Checklist by Medicare Requires Adobe Reader

A Medicare provided checklist to print and take with you when visiting a nursing home.

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