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Nursing Homes in America

  From the moment we're born, our parents have the responsibility to watch over and care for us. For most of the first two decades of our life, their objective is to nourish, cloth and keep us safe and warm. Yet, for a growing number of families, there comes... more

What to do when a parent refuses to go to assisted living or a nursing home

While some older adults willingly move to assisted living communities and nursing homes — knowing they need more support and care — others refuse to leave their homes. If this is happening with a parent, “You have to identify the reason why,” says Dr. Susan Leonard, assistant clinical professor of... more

Everything you need to know to become a qualified CNA

If you’re thinking about a career in the medical field, researching how to become a certified nursing assistant (CNA) is a good first step. It can open the door to many other opportunities such as becoming a Registered Nurse or Licensed Nurse Practitioner, and takes just weeks to complete the... more

Nursing homes: Watch out for these 5 hidden costs

One of the biggest considerations when deciding that it’s time for a loved one to go to a nursing home is how much it will cost. Prices vary from state to state and facility to facility, but one thing is for sure: It’s not cheap. The national median cost of... more

Assisted living vs. nursing homes: Choosing the best care for your loved one

It can be a difficult and emotional choice to start looking for care outside the home for your aging loved one. As the primary decision-maker, there are two main factors to take into consideration: the level of care needed and what it will cost. Whether your aging relative needs a... more

How to know when it's time for a nursing home

Many caregivers and families make a huge effort to keep their loved one at home for as long as possible. But there may come a time when the scales tip and a nursing home is the best choice. It’s one of the hardest decisions to make about a loved one’s care, and... more

Your Guide to Senior Care Options

Learn about the different types of in-home care and long-term facility care options available for you or your aging loved one. The vast majority of seniors -- nearly 90 percent -- prefer to age in their own home, according to AARP’s 2012 United States of Aging survey. And doing so is often more... more

Checklist: Questions to ask when choosing a nursing home

Here are some things to ask and contemplate when choosing a nursing home. Make sure you take your time, ask many detailed questions, and if possible, try to bring a trusted friend or family member with you during a visit or consultation. Types of care, services, and payment options Is... more