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 (

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:

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