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Consumer Guide to Long Term Care

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Nursing Homes

Nursing homes provide care for individuals of all ages needing 24 hour nursing care or assistance. Nursing home residents usually have complex medical and assistance needs requiring 24 hour care. While many residents remain in the nursing home for a long period of time, an increasing number of residents are short stay, receiving nursing care and rehabilitation after a hospital stay or illness before returning to their homes.


Individuals or families typically seek nursing home care when it is no longer possible to care for a person at home safely or when the needs of the individual become so complex they cannot be provided in the home.


You will find extensive information about Maryland's nursing homes including facility characteristics such as bed size and services available, quality measures obtained from the federal CMS Nursing Home Compare, quality indicators, results of family satisfaction surveys, and results of on-site surveys performed by the State Office of Health Care Quality OHCQ) by clicking going to the Nursing Home Search.

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Use Services Search to locate LTC Providers and obtain detailed information on:

  • Adult Day Care
  • Assisted Living
  • Home Health
  • Hospice
  • Nursing Homes