A Guide to Choosing the Right Nursing Home for Your Loved One

The decision to put your loved one in a nursing home can be stressful. Your relief that they’ll receive the care they need may be tempered by guilt for forcing the move.

Ideally, searching for a safe and comfortable living environment should begin well before your loved one requires round-the-clock nursing assistance. 

Staff-to-Resident Ratio

Many states require that nursing homes meet minimum staffing standards, typically requiring that a licensed nurse be present in the facility at all times. Some have additional requirements above the federal standard.

Most former short-stay residents and information intermediaries in the focus groups emphasized that proximity