These facilities provide medical care, room and board to individuals of all ages on a short-term or long-term basis. Patients recovering from an illness or surgery often go to a skilled nursing facility to recuperate before returning home. Nursing homes also provide long-term care to individuals requiring 24-hour nursing or custodial care. All nursing homes are licensed and regulated by the state.
Choosing a Nursing Facility:
Information regarding evaluating a facility may found at http://www.medicare.gov/NursingHomeCompare/search.aspx
You may search by zip code, city or just state for a complete listing of all facilities. A facility comparison can then be made enabling the viewer to make a choice which facility fits their needs.
The following link will open the Medicaid application for Long Term Care Services