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News To Know: Shopping For Care

Posted on 06/19/2008 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

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When it comes to preparing for care later in life, it pays to know your stuff. Considering many of us are likely to reside in a nursing home at some point in our lives, it is crucial to research your options and be prepared for that possibility. The Chicago Tribune’s health care blog Triage has a piece today on the new five star rating system for nursing homes. This is the kind of system that can easily give people a way to compare their options and find the best fit for them. Thanks for the help Medicare!
AARP has come out in support for this rating system and has had nothing but good things to say about the value of it. Hopefully by creating an clear and easily understood ratings system, people won’t be left in the dark when trying to make one of life’s vitally important choices.