If you're in the process of planning for your retirement, you're making a wise decision. There are a number of things that you will want to have in place so that there can be as little confusion about your wishes as possible. One of the most important decisions you'll need to make concerns where you will live. You may own a home and think that you want to remain there in your later years.
When you're facing putting your loved one into a nursing home or assisted living facility, you want to make the best possible choice for your loved one. That can be difficult when you don't know much about the nursing homes in your area, or about what you should be looking for in a nursing home to begin with. It's a good idea to tour as many facilities in your area as possible to get an idea of which ones you like, but you still need to know what the signs of a good or bad nursing home are. I used to work as a kitchen assistant in long term care facilities, and I learned a lot about them during that time. I started this blog to share some of my insights into what makes a nursing home great, and how to spot problems in a facility that you're considering.