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Online long-term care research options

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Gina Duwe
September 29, 2013

The Internet offers a wealth of resources to research long-term care options. Here are just a few starting points:

--Definitions of different residential options and provider types: http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/bqaconsumer/ResidOpts/defntns.htm.

--State consumer information on home health agencies: http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/bqaconsumer/HealthCare/HomeHealth.htm.

--State guide to choosing an assisted living facility: http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/p6/p60579.pdf.

--Guide to choosing an adult day care center: http://www.nadsa.org/consumers/choosing-a-center/.

--Nursing home information for consumers: http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/bqaconsumer/NursingHomes/.

--Nursing home inspections: http://projects.propublica.org/nursing-homes/.

GUIDES TO CHOOSING A NURSING HOME

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: http://www.medicare.gov/Publications/Pubs/pdf/02174.pdf.

The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long Term Care: http://www.theconsumervoice.org/sites/default/files/advocate/A-Consumer-Guide-To-Choosing-A-Nursing-Home.pdf.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Nursing Home Compare (federal 5-star rating system): http://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare/search.html.

Medicare Home Health Compare (federal quality ratings for home health agencies): http://www.medicare.gov/homehealthcompare/search.html.

--MetLife Market Survey of Long-Term Care Costs: https://www.metlife.com/assets/cao/mmi/publications/studies/2012/studies/mmi-2012-market-survey-long-term-care-costs.pdf.



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