It can be difficult for many nursing home residents to know if a particular Part D drug plan provides access to the drugs they need; if it includes a long-term care pharmacy the nursing home is accustomed to working with; or if another plan would be better. While nursing homes can help provide this information to their residents, they cannot and will not make the decision for residents unless an agent of the nursing home, such as a nurse or case manager, is appointed as a representative for the resident. For this reason, it is important that family members or legal guardians help nursing home residents enroll in a plan.