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For Families, the Holidays Can Spark Nursing Home Discussions

Traditionally, the holidays are a time for everyone to get together and for families to reconnect. Sometimes when we haven’t seen our loved ones in a while, we notice changes that we had not seen before: they may have difficulty getting up and down stairs, they may struggle to remember things, or they may simply be starting to look older. It can be a wakeup call to younger family members who may need to make decisions about long-term care and placement in a nursing home. This is the focus of an article we found on the Utica Observer Dispatch (UticaOD.com).

If you’re faced with the reality that your elderly family member may need long-term care, this article offer steps for finding a nursing home. It also emphasizes the importance of checking out facilities yourself. To read the full article, click on the link below:

http://www.uticaod.com/health/x1437796096/For-some-families-holiday-gatherings-include-discussion-abou-nursing-homes