Skip to content


    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!

    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    Related Communities - Stroke Community | Alzheimer's Community
    Questions to Ask About Nursing Homes
    Andie_WebMD_Staff posted:
    What should caregivers know about nursing home care? Long-term care for loved ones requires doing your homework. You will want to read this article: "What Caregivers Should Know About Nursing Home Care "

    A nursing home facility may be the best choice for people who require 24-hour medical care and supervision. Here are a few of the questions covered in this informative piece:

    • What Type of Care Do Nursing Homes Provide?
    • What Services Do Nursing Homes Offer?
    • How Can I Find the Right Nursing Home?
    • How Can I Pay for Nursing Home Care?
    Once you've read the article, come back here with your comments and questions for the community.
    Was this Helpful?
    13 of 21 found this helpful
    orangetwist responded:
    Thanks for sharing Andie!
    Long term care is a serious issue many Americans are facing today. the increasing cost of health care makes it even worse for people to afford very expensive care to prolong the life and maintain the independence of their loved one/s. It's definitely important to background check a nurisng home or any facility before rushing in a loved one because of the reported cases of abuse and neglect among these facilities.

    Spotlight: Member Stories

    I have gotten to know cancer pretty well. Since 2002 I have supported my wife through four successful battles with breast cancer, going with her to ov...More

    Helpful Tips

    Natural Treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Looking for some natural treatments for rheumatoid arthritis, or RA? Check out this article on natural therapies that are so popular ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    12 of 20 found this helpful

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.