Your family has made the decision. After much contemplation, you have decided that it's best that your mom be placed in a nursing home. Having reviewed our suggestions for locating an optimal retirement facility, you have found a home that provides the care your mom needs. You are impressed with the staff-to-patient ratio, facility conditions and food quality. While you have completed your research and have been granted approval by your loved one, however, there are still steps you will need to take to ensure she receives the care she desires.