Selecting a nursing home for your loved one can be one of the most difficult tasks you will face as an adult. It can be even more difficult if you are pressed into making a decision.
The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) has a great checklist for nursing home visits that you can download for free and use. Most experts recommend visiting at least 3 facilities. Considering facilities close to you and others who will visit. Speak with staff, residents and other visitors when you see each facility. Taste the food being served to the residents and come at different times of day to see what the staffing is like.