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The selection of nursing home care for a loved one or friend is often a difficult task. To do the job right, you must be prepared for the time-consuming effort of gathering the many facts needed to help in the decision-making process.

Finding the right facility is all-important to a loved one's well-being. The facility selected will be the person's home and community sometimes for the remainder of the person's life. However, through rehabilitative efforts, nearly one-half of the patients of a proficient nursing home can be discharged to live independently once again.

Here are links to some sites that we you may want to visit as you are selecting a nursing home:

Medicare
http://www.medicare.gov/NursingHomeCompare/

Maryland Health Care Commission
http://mhcc.maryland.gov/consumerinfo/longtermcare/Default.aspx

Office of Health Care Quality
http://dhmh.maryland.gov/ohcq/LTC/default.aspx

Maryland Medical Assistance
http://mmcp.dhmh.maryland.gov/SitePages/Home.aspx

Advanced Directives
http://www.oag.state.md.us/Healthpol/AdvanceDirectives.htm

Mid Atlantic Lifespan
http://midatlanticlifespan.org/

Drugs and Medical Device Information for Seniors
http://www.drugwatch.com/seniors/

Tylenol Information
http://www.drugwatch.com/tylenol/

Hip Recall
http://www.drugwatch.com/hip-replacement/recalls/

Information on Stress Urinary Incontinence
http://www.drugwatch.com/transvaginal-mesh/stress-urinary-incontinence/

Drugwatch Radio Podcast
http://www.drugwatch.com/radio/

Home Remodeling for Disability and Special Needs: What You Need to Know
http://www.expertise.com/home-and-garden/home-remodeling-for-disability-and-special-needs