Did you know?
When nursing home care becomes a necessity for a member of your family, the task of choosing a facility can seem overwhelming. Below are two websites that will help you sort through the options and find the best possible nursing home for your loved one. If you need advice helping to maintain independence and be safe at home, the Grafton County Senior Citizen Council is the “go to” organization. Their website offers a clear picture of all they offer.
Nursing Home Compare
Sponsored by the official government site for Medicare, “Nursing Home Compare allows consumers to compare information about nursing homes. It contains quality of care information on every Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country, including over 15,000 nationwide.” Search using a zip code or the name of a facility. See ratings for overall evaluation, health inspections, staffing, quality and distance from the zip code area. Choose 3 at a time and compare them side by side. A great place to start for narrowing your list of possibilities.
NH Health Facility License Information
From the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services. Get licensing information for any NH nursing home. Search by name, zip code, or town and find up-to-date information from licensing inspections. Have there been any safety violations or complaints? A great place to check before making the final decision when choosing a facility.
Grafton County Senior Citizen Council, Inc.
“Our goal is to do what families and neighbors would- if they could- prepare meals, take people to medical appointments and to do errands, provide opportunities for getting together with friends, untangle problems with Social Security and Medicaid and Medicare, obtain financial support when necessary, secure safe and affordable housing, identify opportunities for volunteering, and offer a shoulder to lean on in times of crisis.” Serving Grafton County’s older adults and adults with disabilities.