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Choosing A Nursing Home


When the time comes to choose a nursing home, it is important to visit the home and record your impressions and observations. The Ventura Ombudsman Program offers a checklist to help you do this. Make numerous visits to the nursing homes or assisted care facilities you are considering at different days and times and record your impressions after each visit.

When visiting, rely on all your senses to help you assess the care and quality of life of the resident. Be particularly observant of smells that may indicate hygiene issues.

On your initial visit, request the admission's packet and review its contents. Does it have information on policies, procedures, and residents' rights? Is it easy to understand? Talk with the residents and their families and staff. Contact the Ventura County Ombudsman office for additional information and before making a final decision on nursing homes. Each facility must post information regarding how to contact the Ombudsman. You may also ask for an Ombudsman brochure which is available at most facilities.

Download a Facility Checklist

 


Long Term Care Services of Ventura County, Inc.
Ombudsman Program

2021 Sperry Avenue - Suite 35,
Ventura CA 93003 

Tel: 805-656-1986  | Fax: 805-658-8540

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Long Term Care Services of Ventura County, Inc is a 501(c)3 public benefit charitable corporation.
Corporate and individual donations are needed, welcomed and appreciated.
Funded in part by - Area Agency on Aging

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