There are many different types of long term care facilities, including nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities and assisted living facilities. Dr. Charles Crecelius, clinical instructor of internal medicine and geriatrics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, explains the services these different facilities provide, and offers some suggestions to physicians about ways to assess long-term care facilities. Dr. Eric Tangalos hosts.
You can visit Medicare's Nursing Home Compare website here.
Additionally, senior resources for chronic pain, substance abuse, and addiction include the following:
- the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, or SAMHSA, offers a search engine of more than 20,000 drug and alcohol treatment providers offering different methods and levels of care across the country.
- the Forterus Senior Addiction Treatment Center page provides one of the most comprehensive resource for seniors with substance abuse and addiction problems available on the web.