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Help available for baby boomers selecting nursing homes for family members

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has launched a new rating system for nursing homes. The five-star rating system made its debut yesterday.

Newspapers across the country responded with articles on whether nursing homes in their cities or states were among the highest or lowest rated.

This is helpful information for boomers to use when they need to select a nursing home for family members.

Other useful tips include:

“How to Select a Nursing Home” – eHow

“How to Choose a Nursing Home: The ‘Do’s’ of Due Diligence” – AARP

Copyright 2008, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist

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