Americans are often faced with having to make difficult decisions, therefore we do our best to prepare for all the unexpected things. The decision to place a loved one in someone else’s care or a long term facility is a struggle in every family. We strive to always be there for our loved ones and help them with whatever we can do. When it is out of our reach and when we no longer can help them, the decision to seek for help can be quite a struggle. We want to make sure that they are ok and are getting the best care. So when we hear of new report done by USA today that 1 IN 5 NURSING HOMES GET LOW STARS, it concerns a lot of family that are struggling to make an already tough decision.
USA Today found that nearly all of the nursing homes that were awarded one or two stars are owned by for-profit corporations. This finding however was not well received with Medicare’s Thomas Hamilton, who spearheaded the rating system. He would like to see more improvements. Thomas did say that one positive thing with the data finding is that there was a decrease in the number of one star nursing homes.
When you are considering of placing your loved ones in a long term care facility, do your research. Better yet, choose an alternative option.
Choose for your loved ones to stay home surrounded by the people and memories they love.
Choose Home & Hearth Caregivers…….
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