Tips for Finding the Right Skilled Nursing Facility for You

Most people know they want a skilled nursing facility with quality medical care. But narrowing down the choices can be overwhelming, and how do you find the one that's right for you? Here are some tips to help:

Find a facility with a proven track record.

Experience and expertise count. Select a skilled nursing facility that doesn’t just say they can offer quality medical care — but they have proven it.

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Don't be afraid to research and compare multiple facilities, or to ask individual facility questions like how many patients are readmitted, and what percentage of patients go home within 30 days?

Determine the right location.

Even if you’re tempted to find a facility that is as close as possible to where you live, it’s worth thinking about who your cheerleaders are going to be.

If you have friends or family members who are committed to being there for you during your recovery, it may be helpful to look at options that are more convenient for them. 

Visit and bring someone along.

If you have the luxury of being mobile and able to make this decision in person, there’s nothing better than an in-person visit to the facilities on your shortlist.

But if you can’t make the trip, make sure you look at the facility website and read reviews to get a thorough understanding of what you can expect.