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Planning ahead is one of the best ways to ease the stress that accompanies choosing a nursing home. It is also the best method of finding a home that fits your needs.

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  • To get an idea of the current cost of different types of care in the state in which you live, go to www.Genworth.com/mycostofcare offsite link
  • If you are interested in a home-like atmosphere, the Green House Project seeks to create a more home-like atmosphere in long-term-care facilities. In addition to a more home-like feeling, the movement calls for more patient centric care. To learn more about Green Houses, see: www.ncbcapitalimpact.org offsite link.  Then click on "Site Map", then click on "Community-Based Long-Term Care". 
  • For help choosing and maximizing time in a nursing home, consider speaking with a geriatric care manager.

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