The Alliance for Better Long Term Care has managed and advocated for the rights of elderly citizens since 1979. The organization provides seniors and their families with an array of services, including assistance in selecting a nursing home. The process of reviewing and choosing a nursing home can be difficult and complex, particularly if the need for assisted living has arisen due to a sudden crisis or change in health. Fortunately, there are a number of services that can help in the decision-making process.
The Nursing Home Compare Medicare service offers in-depth analysis of every nursing home in the United States that maintains Medicare and Medicaid certification. When it comes to the many factors a family should consider and the questions that need to be asked, the Guide to Choosing a Nursing Home publication can provide great insight. Finally, the United States Administration on Aging's Eldercare Locator offers information on various senior resources and can be contacted online or at 800-677-1116.