Find a Doctor
It is important to find a physician you can feel comfortable with. Ask some of the following questions during the course of your visit:
For other factors to consider, take a look at this article from Consumerreport.org, "How to Find a Good Doctor."
Ensure that the Physician you are considering is in good standing. Use the websites below to double check your physician's record.
Find a Hospital
Find a Nursing Home
Finding a nursing care facility for your loved one is an important decision. When you start looking at your options, consider using this Medicare.Gov checklist which lays out topics to consider.
Medicare.Gov also has a great database you can find & compare nursing homes, hospitals & other providers near you. It's a great place to start if you don't have specific nursing care facility you want to look into yet or facilities you want to explore out of your state.
Preventing Elder Abuse and Neglect
The State of Missouri has resources established to prevent elder abuse, neglect and exploitation.
Report incidents of elder mistreatment and abuse through this number: 1-800-392-0210.
Find a Dentist
If only it could be as easy as typing "find a dentist" into Google. Such a search may net you a list of databases that are out of date, inaccurate, and heavily supported by advertisements. These challenges tend to only complicate your search for unbiased information.
Ask some the following questions during the course of your visit:
For additional questions to ask or consider, read Your Top 9 Questions About Going to the Dentist - Answered! created by the American Dental Assocation.
Below is a collection of direct and unbiased resources you can use when locating your future dentist.
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