Choosing the right nursing home is challenging. And chances are good you'll someday face this decision for yourself or a loved one. More than half of older adults will eventually stay in a nursing home for at least one night, according to a September 2017 study. Of course, most residents stay much longer.
Obviously, you can't just rely on facility tours or promotional brochures to make this crucial decision. First, get your ducks in a row. You can locate possible facilities and find inspection data by searching the U.S. News Best Nursing Homes rankings, as well as downloading a comprehensive checklist for visits.