No Place Like Home: When it’s time to transition from a Nursing Home

August 6, 2013
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The process of moving out of a nursing home and back into the community may seem like an overwhelming task. Fortunately, programs and services exist to provide assistance with this transition. To help educate people on the “Nursing home transition” process, The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care created Tips for People Moving from a Nursing Home Back into the Community. They start by advising on whom you should talk to if you or your loved one wants to move out of a nursing home:

• Start by telling the social worker in your facility that you would like to move back to the community
• Contact your local Area Agency on Aging (AAA). AAAs coordinate and often provide a range of services to assist older adults and frequently younger persons with disabilities to maintain their independence and dignity. To find your local AAA, call 202-872-0888 or go to
• Contact your local Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC). ADRCs can help you learn about local programs and services. To get a list of ADRCs in your area, call (202)401-4634 or visit
• Contact your local long-term care ombudsman. Ombudsmen work to resolve complaints on behalf of long-term care residents; they can answer questions, give suggestions, offer assistance and support, or address issues you may have. To find your state ombudsman program, go to or call the Consumer Voice at (202) 332-2275 or toll free at (866) 992-3668

To continue reading the above mentioned article in its entirety, please click the following: Tips for People Moving from a Nursing Home Back into the Community

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