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    boilermakermom is offline Bargain Alerts forum moderator
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    Default Assisted Living to Nursing Home

    My 90 year old grandma was admitted to the hospital 3 weeks ago. She should be discharged soon, and will not go back to assisted living. She needs rehab and then a nursing home.

    Any questions we should be asking in terms of picking a good facility?

    Thank you!

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    rlu is offline Ruby level (4000+ posts)
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    If she's local, I would start mentioning it to everyone you see that you are looking for a good place. Word of mouth is everything when finding the right place.

    My mom was in two different rehab centers - one we recommend, one we don't. On paper they look about the same.
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    KpbS is offline Red Diamond level (10,000+ posts)
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    Oftentimes a specific rehab is connected to a hospital and that is a smoother move for patients discharged from the hospital since staff can be familiar with physicians, records, etc. I would begin calling around now to find nursing homes that have openings. Does she have any long-term care insurance? Is she connected to a local church? If so some members of the church congregation most likely have had experience with various facilities and could give you their impressions of the various options.

    Sending hugs.

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    lizzywednesday is offline Red Diamond level (10,000+ posts)
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    Quote Originally Posted by rlu View Post

    My mom was in two different rehab centers - one we recommend, one we don't. On paper they look about the same.

    Except it was for my Nana.
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    legaleagle is offline Diamond level (5000+ posts)
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    Probably too late, but the hospital social workers are often a good resource as well re: rehab. For my job, I work with geriatric social workers in private practice who are invaluable at assisting in placement decisions, both rehab and assisted living/nursing homes.

    I hope your grandmother is doing well.

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