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February 23, 2022

How To Find the Right Nursing Home for Your Loved Ones

In life we have many choices – luckily, when it comes to choosing the right nursing home for your loved one, there are several to choose from! Nursing homes are able to provide around-the-clock care to seniors who may need specialized assistance or cannot live on their own anymore and making this decision is extremely important

Choosing the nursing home that will best fit your loved one’s needs may sound like a difficult task, but it does not have to be. The first step would be to find nursing homes in your area and visit them. Several websites can assist in finding a nursing home near you by city or zip code. If you cannot find one that best fits your needs or the needs of your loved one, you can search outside of your area for something that meets all of your criteria.  Also remember before visiting the nursing homes, create a checklist with all of your needs and wants so that you can compare your choices.

When you visit the nursing homes, you can inquire about the care and daily lifestyle for the residents, which will help you get an idea of whether that is the right place to choose or if you need to keep looking. Nursing homes are all different, so it is important to find one that your loved one will like and do well in. It is also important to note that moving an elderly person can disrupt their normal routine so its crucial that you find the right nursing home so that your loved one is not moving more than once.

In many instances, if your loved one who will be residing in the nursing home is Medicaid eligible, Medicaid will cover the costs of the nursing home they choose. Additionally, in Florida, there is a program called the Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Long-Term Care Program. Being eligible for Medicaid can be a very helpful resource to those who are interested in nursing home care.

Assisting your loved with applying for Medicaid if they are planning to stay at a nursing home can be a complicated process. There are several factors that go into a Medicaid application. Working with an experienced Medicaid Planning attorney can help make navigating this process easier.

The Florida Medicaid Planning & Elder Law Firm has a team of experienced Medicaid Planning attorneys. As attorneys who have extensive knowledge in Medicaid Planning Law, we understand it can be a time-consuming and a complicated process. Contact us to set up an appointment to evaluate your options. We serve the entire state of Florida so call us at 954-999-9683 or email us at


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