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General Information and Tools

There are many informational resources on the internet related to care giving, health care for seniors and choosing a senior care, geriatric or convalescent facility should the need arise.  The following internet links are provided to help you with the process of caring for your loved one following a short term rehabilitation program or for longer term care and decisions related to it.

Helpful internet links:
Choosing a Long Term Care Facility
www.healthgrades.com
www. medicare.gov (one of the resources available on the Medicare site is a downloadable, comprehensive guide to choosing a nursing home.)
www.medicare.gov/longtermcare/static/nursinghome.asp (checklist helps you evaluate important topics related to the decision of choosing a facility)
www.consumerreports.org

Caregiving at home:
www.caregivershome.com/news/timely_tips.cfm
www.caringinfo.org
www.webmd.com/balance/tc/caregiver-tips-overview
www.aoa.gov/prof/aoaprog/caregiver/caregiver.asp
www.nfcacares.org
www.caregiver.org
www.helpguide.org/elder/caring_for_caregivers.htm

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