TITLE

Home Away From Home (Part 3)

AUTHOR(S)
Allensworth, Alder
PUB. DATE
September 2010
SOURCE
PN;Sep2010, Vol. 64 Issue 9, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article provides tips for veterans on how to find a nursing-home care in the U.S. It distinguishes between skilled nursing care and custodial care and reveals that each state in the country has a Department of Health and Aging or some similar name that could inspect nursing homes and investigate complaints. It advises veterans to visit the facility and to find out whether it is clean and whether residents are treated well.
ACCESSION #
52769288

 

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