by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
A helpful checklist of questions to ask when you are visiting a nursing home, in the form of a chart with columns to record the answers (Yes or No) and any comments you have. (This is a separate copy of the checklist included within the Guide to Choosing a Nursing Home – at right.) It is important for you and your family members to visit several nursing homes to compare them and make sure that you select one that meets your needs, as well as those of your loved one and family. Some of the things to consider when choosing a nursing home are listed in this checklist, which may be helpful to carry with you when you visit nursing homes.