How to choose the right nursing home

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WSIL — The shocking deaths of eight people at a Florida nursing home this week, in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, raises questions about the safety of nursing homes across the country.

How do you make sure your loved one doesn’t end up in a nursing home that could put them in danger?

Carol Aronson, the director of the social service division at Shawnee Health Service, said the first thing is to look for resources in your area.

In Illinois, hospitals social workers or care managers can provide a list of nursing homes in the community and the services they provide.

Aronson said talk with doctors, nurses, co-workers, clergy and friends to get their opinions of nursing homes in the area.

How to choose the right nursing home

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