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Everything You Need to Know to Become a Qualified CNA

A certified nursing assistant is often the first step to becoming an RN or LPN. 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... more

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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

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

Choosing a Nursing Home

When you visit each nursing home, use your five senses to determine the right fit. See Do you see real care going on? Is it well-lit inside and out? Are patients ignored when they call or ask for help? Is the staff friendly and helpful? Is there a community calendar... more

Paying for Nursing Homes

  How Much Do Nursing Homes Cost? Nursing home fees range between $4000 and $8000 per month depending on level of care needed, location, and other determining factors. Costs for long-term care in a nursing home can be covered by Medicaid (for those who meet criteria for nursing home care... more


About Nursing Homes

The following articles will highlight the important considerations when choosing a nursing home, including knowing if a nursing home is the right care option.  Be sure to browse the links in the top right corner to learn all about the cost and deciding factors when choosing a nursing home... more