Crucial Questions to Ask When You’re Choosing a Nursing Home

March 5, 2015 11:00 AM

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Brian Capshaw, now 52, was a corporate cost accountant in Connecticut when a 1994 car accident left him paralyzed from the chest down. He continued working until 2005, and within two years it became apparent he would need ongoing care. At 45, he became a resident at the East Hartford nursing facility where he’s been living since.

When choosing a facility, Capshaw had two main criteria: instate location, and the capability to give him the services he required. That narrowed his choices to two facilities. Capshaw and family members talked to an admissions representative and took a tour while visiting each. Seven years later, C...

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