There is more to touring a nursing home than checking out the surroundings, chatting with staff and hoping to get a better feel for what it has to offer. If you really want to make the right decision, you need to focus on the many details that give you a clear understanding of what's offered.
It's a sad reality that many families disagree about the manner in which elderly parents' affairs are decided once the parents are no longer able to make decisions for themselves. What frequently is occurs is that childhood dramas and sibling rivalries affect the decision-making process — often to the detriment of the parents.
Although you may be healthy today, it doesn't necessarily mean you'll always feel your best. There may come a point in the future when you require medical care. Furthermore, it's not out of the question that you could become incapacitated temporarily or permanently.