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What to Look for When Choosing a Skilled Nursing Facility

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At Shaker Place, we know that the search for the right skilled nursing facility can be challenging, and most families don’t know where to start! When looking for a facility that will fit your loved ones needs, there are a lot of factors to consider. Before you begin your search, make a list of items that are most important to you: proximity, services offered, amenities, and more! It’s also important that you consult your loved one’s healthcare provider to receive their opinion on what your loved one would benefit from most. We’ve compiled our top items to consider below.

Experienced Professionals

Speak with the admissions office to review the qualifications of the staff that will be helping to take care of your loved one to ensure that they are licensed and experienced! Get to know the key personnel and those you will be communicating with often.


Choosing a facility that provides a wide array of services will allow your loved one to receive the care they need without having to be transported to other facilities. If your loved one is in need of rehabilitation or physical therapy services, choosing a facility that offers those onsite will limit the need and confusion of going elsewhere. At Shaker Place, we offer skilled nursing and long-term care services, rehabilitation services, medical services, memory care services, nutrition and education management, social and psychosocial services, ancillary services and more!


Safety is an incredibly important factor to consider when looking for a care facility. Review your loved one’s medical needs with their healthcare provider and ensure that the facility you are considering has all necessary services available. Ensure that your loved one will have expert care available to them! When you tour the facility, take note of how well maintained the property is and the safety features of the building. Ask the admissions office about safety procedures and ensure that all your questions are answered to your satisfaction.


This facility will be your loved one’s home, it’s important to make sure that the atmosphere is welcoming and warm! Ask for a tour of the facility, and a similar room to the one that your loved one will be living in. At Shaker Place, our facility has recently undergone a full renovation, and has state-of-the-art offerings, while remaining a homey and comfortable environment.

Amenities and Activities

Keeping your loved one happy and active is a critical part of staying healthy as they age! Be sure to check out the amenities that each facility has to offer, and the activities that they have each month. Socializing and taking part in activities to stimulate cognitive functions will help to maintain your loved one’s abilities and is great for mental health!

Learn More About Our Skilled Nursing Facility!

Our team at Shaker Place is here to provide your loved one with the care and respect they deserve. Our award-winning skilled nursing facility is committed to making our residents feel safe, independent, and at home. Visit our website to learn more about our experienced team!