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Choosing a Good Nursing Home

Choosing a Good Nursing Home     

by Sherri L. Mitchell
Price: $14.95

Book Website:  http://www.choosingagoodnursinghome.com

154 Pages, Paperback, 5 x 8

ISBN-10: 0-578-05693-3
ISBN-13: 978-0-578-05693-7

Are you and your family faced with the decision of placing your loved one in a nursing home? The choice may be one of the most important decisions that you will ever make. In "Choosing a Good Nursing Home," Sherri L. Mitchell offers valuable insight in understanding the questions to ask to properly explore which nursing home can best meet the needs of your loved one. "Choosing a Good Nursing Home" enables you to see the facility from a different vantage point. It moves beyond the surface appearance of the home and looks at the areas that will aid in making a knowledgeable decision. The book covers topics from what to look for on the initial tour of the facility, to knowing what questions to ask if your loved one is in need of therapy, has dementia, has pressure ulcers (bedsores) or suffers from weight loss. Additionally, Choosing a Good Nursing Home offers substantive information on Medicare and Medicaid eligibility requirements. This book allows you to make a more informed decision as to where to place your loved one, whether the stay will be for short-term rehabilitation or permanent placement.


About The Author

Sherri L. Mitchell began her career in nursing home administration after her grandmother received poor care in a nursing home. She subsequently became a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator (LNHA) in the state of Illinois. She couples her previous experience as a granddaughter (of a nursing home resident) with her experience as an administrator to give you the needed perspective to assist in selecting a good nursing home. Mitchell resides in Chicago, Illinois with her husband of twelve years. She provides nursing home consulting services for consumers and corporations. Sherri also serves as an adjunct professor - teaching nursing home administration at a local college.


Reviews

"Choosing a Good Nursing Home" is a must read for anyone who thinks they will be looking for nursing home placement in the near future." - Ann Novick, Columnist, The Jewish Press Magazine "Wow! This is a gold mine in book form! In an easily readable manner, Mitchell explores every aspect that a family needs for finding a good nursing home." - Sharon Pough, Television Program Hostess, Things You Should Know "Mitchell discloses how to successfully navigate the world of skilled nursing facilities by providing the layperson with the questions that only an insider would know to ask." - Donna Faulkner, RN



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