Barton Memorial Hospital’s Skilled Nursing Facility in South Lake Tahoe, CA recently received the highest rating of five stars from U.S. News & World Report in the publication’s best nursing homes list for 2013. The five-star rating is based on overall nursing home quality, as well as on the average number of hours nursing staff spends with the patients per … Read the rest
Each year, U.S. News & World Report releases its Best Nursing Homes ratings report, which highlights more than 15,000 nursing homes spanning the 50 states. The ratings are available for viewing at the U.S. News & World Report website.
By Andrea Avery
If you have an elderly relative such as a parent who needs to go to a nursing home, you’ll want to choose the facility with care. Not all care facilities are created equally and since this will be your mom’s, dad’s, or aunt’s new residence, you’ll want to make sure it’s a top quality place. You’ll want … Read the rest
Choosing A Nursing Home For Your Loved One
The Nursing Home – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
By Patricia Walter – daughter of Katherine Boyle August 2007
My Mom had made a wonderful recovery during the last four months of her stay at Heartland of Marietta, aka HCR Manor Care. Heartland had a great staff. My Mom had finally decided it was time to … Read the rest
5 Myths You Should Know Before Choosing Elder Care
by: Phyllis Staff, Ph.D.
Myths associated with selecting quality nursing home care suggest quick and easy ways to identify quality care. In fact, relying on these myths can lead to disastrous results. I have identified a few of the most common myths in hopes of helping you avoid some of the … Read the rest
I did not know how much my mom had deteriorated until my dad went into the hospital. Mom had seemed forgetful for awhile, but when dad was suddenly hospitalized one evening I learned that Mom’s problem was more than just a little forgetfulness. I went down to stay with her and for the first week dad was … Read the rest
…After the stock market crash of 2008 and a collapsing housing bubble diminished the value of many nest eggs, the cost of long-term care is now a concern for many aging Americans.
A 2013 report by Genworth Financial, an insurance provider based in Richmond, Va., estimates the national median daily cost of a private room in a nursing home at … Read the rest