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Assisted living and nursing homes

Sometimes an older person can no longer live safely or comfortably in their own home. They may need more help than a family member or friend can provide. Learn about the different kinds of residential facilities and find tips for finding and paying for long-term care.

When It's Time to Leave Home

Has living at home become more challenging for your older family member? Learn about what to consider when helping them decide whether it's time to move.
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How to Choose a Nursing Home

If you're considering nursing homes or assisted living facilities, read about things to consider and questions to ask.
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