Welcome to Road to Recovery Online!
We are a free online resource for seniors and their families looking to find information about health resources in their area. Featuring local facility profiles and locations, as well as helpful articles by experts in the industry, we are here to help you navigate the virtual maze of choices facing you and your loved ones. This site is the online companion to the Road to Recovery Guidebook, now celebrating its 26th year in business. Request a printed guidebook here. Learn more about Senior Care Consultants.
- Should I get a Flu Shot?
YOU AND THE FLU This time of year there is a lot of buzz about the flu shot. There are many opinions and myths that are passed around from person to person. Many people feel because they are healthy or have never had the flu they don’t need a flu vaccine. Getting the flu vaccine is not only to protect yourself but to protect others around you. If you have any interaction with children, the elderly, or are a health care worker then you need a flu vaccine in order to protect yourself as well as your loved ones.
- Patient Choice
Patient Choice Discharge is happening faster than ever and decisions are often being made during times of great personal stress and anxiety. When aftercare is needed this stress is amplified considerably. The important thing to remember is that you and your loved one have the final say as to where you (or from whom) you will receive this vital post hospital care.
- Medicare 5 Star Nursing Home Rating System Explained
Medicare 5 Star Nursing Home Rating System Explained There has been a lot of press lately regarding the perils of nursing home care. Often facilities are chastised or praised based on their Medicare star rating. Five star facilities are considered to be “much above average”. Four, three, two and one star facilities are considered “above average”, “average”, “below average” and “much below average” respectively.