Individual Analysis (Chapter 10)
Individual Exercise: Nursing Home Selection
Your grandmother is being discharged from an acute care hospital in your local community, and her
physician has determined she needs to be admitted to a nursing home. Using the Nursing Home
Compare website (www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare/search.html), answer the following
This question is specific to each community. Quality measures come from the MDS Repository, which
is collected for every resident in a Medicare- or Medicaid-certified nursing home.
1. Which three nursing homes would you recommend in your local community?
2. Of these three, which one would you choose and why?
3. Because your grandmother is a Medicare patient, what payer would pay for her nursing home care
and for how long? (minimum 2 paragraphs)
4. Explain how if this payment rate makes your grandmother an attractive nursing home patient?
5. What are the financial implications if your grandmother cannot return home to her independent
living facility and becomes a long-term nursing home resident? (minimum 2 paragraphs)
All responses to the questions should be written in APA format, 12-point font, Times New Roman.
The assignment will be graded on answering the questions correctly through problem solving, critical
thinking skills, and spelling/grammatical errors.