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Planning For Long-Term Care For Dummies by Carol Levine

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Chapter 15

Understanding the Role of Nursing Homes in Long-Term Care

In This Chapter

arrow Understanding the difference between a nursing home short-stay rehabilitation program and a long-stay unit

arrow Selecting the right nursing home for a long stay

arrow Taking a look at new models of nursing homes

arrow Understanding residents’ rights and responding to problems

Don't skip this chapter because you have always said, “I will never put my mother in a nursing home!” or because you don't even want to think about this option for yourself. There is no denying that moving permanently to a nursing home is at the bottom of most people's wish list. And most people have other options for care at home and in the community. Short-term nursing home rehab programs are a frequent transition period from hospital to home. But for some people, particularly those with advanced dementia or complex medical needs for whom available family care and home- and community-based services are insufficient, a nursing home may be the most appropriate option for a long stay. If that choice becomes necessary, the decision should be ...

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