The decision to place a loved one in a nursing home is one of the most difficult one can ever make. This decision can come about from concern or on medical advice. Nursing homes provide, room, board and personal care services, but also are equipped with skilled nursing services as well as social work services and visiting physicians. Nursing home care is for individuals who suffer from unstable medical conditions or need more personal care and supervision than assisted living can provide.
Additional information on Nursing home options, as well as area nursing homes and nursing home programs can be found in the Harford County Caregiver's Toolkit, pages 36 through 41.