3 Questions to ask the Nursing Home

Quetions for Nursing HomeThe following is a list of questions you should ask the nursing home before selecting their services:

Top 3 questions when selecting a Nursing Home


1.  Is the nursing home Medicare or MA certified?

2.  Does the nursing home have the level of care needed and is a bed available? (Check with MDH and/or ask the facility directly).

3.  Is there a full-time registered nurse in the nursing home at all times?


Additional questions to ask the Nursing Home

  • Is there a choice of food items at each meal, and are residents able to get their favorite food items?
  • Are staff available to help residents eat and drink during mealtimes?
  • Are there daily activities for the residents?
  • Does the facility allow pets?
  • Is there an active volunteer program?
  • What is the nursing home’s safety and care plan in the event of an emergency?
  • What is the nursing home’s staff retention rate?
  • Does the same team of nurses and certified nursing assistants work with the same residents most days per week?