Post Hospital Resources
When choosing a nursing home, rehabilitation facility or other post-hospital services for yourself or a loved one, the options can be confusing and overwhelming. Below, find resources such as checklists, articles, information and results of recent surveys to make an informed decision about the long-term care options available after you leave the hospital.
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50 and over improve the quality of their lives. Provides checklists and tips on selecting assisted living and skilled nursing facilities.
This comprehensive program gives caregivers access to reliable information, professional resources and a full range of public and private support services, most of which are available right in the neighborhood. Call 312-744-4016
or 312-744-6777 (TTY)
for the hearing impaired.
Provides pre-screening services for persons seeking admission to skilled nursing facilities. Intake: 312-655-7700
Information on how to select a nursing home, checklists, nursing home information and results from state surveys.
The official U.S. Government site offering detailed information about every Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country.
Learn what you can expect at a nursing home, including how it differs from a hospital.
When selecting a nursing home, it is important to thoroughly analyze a variety of factors (staff, safety, food, activities, etc.) to help you compare facilities and make the right choice for yourself. The links below are downloadable documents (PDFs) that are helpful resources to print and use while visiting nursing homes.