8 Questions to Ask if a Loved One Is in a Nursing Home

Posted on 03/17/21

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Americans living and working in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities have been disproportionately affected by the cornonavirus pandemic, accounting for roughly 40 percent of all U.S. COVID-19 deaths for most of the outbreak.

If you have an older spouse, sibling, parent or other loved one in a nursing home, here are eight key questions to ask, as recommended by experts.

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