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Nursing Home Ratings

State Inspection Reports

In an effort to make nursing home ratings derived from state inspections more available and understandable, we have designed an efficient tool for locating and evaluating each home's performance called Nursing Home Inspector ™. Our Nursing Home Inspector ™ tool contains nursing home ratings by category and detailed information about every Medicare/Medicaid certified nursing home in the US! Nursing home ratings are critical in helping you determine the best facility for your loved one. Our nursing home reports enable you to quickly compare the performance of nursing homes in your area.

Nursing home reports include:

  • Nursing Home Details: Number of beds, residents, occupancy, type of ownership and more
  • Inspection Deficiency Details: Descriptions of each deficiency classified by Severity and Frequency
  • Staffing Details: Average hours worked per day per resident for RNs, LPNs, LVNs, CNAs
  • Resident Details: Percent of residents with pressure sores, behavioral symptoms, physical restraints

More Benefits of Nursing Home Inspector ™ Include:

  • Search results by State, Area Code, County, City, Zip Code or Name
  • Advanced search options: payment methods, resident / family councils, ownership, if located within hospital, if part of a multi-home chain
  • Access to detailed complaint investigations that have been reported by residents and their families
  • Access to comprehensive database of over 73,000 state inspections spanning the past 3 years
  • Sort results by nursing home rating: defiency rating, staffing rating, and resident condition rating
  • View of nursing homes on map, plus address and phone number included for all listings
  • Compare graphs of key measures to County, State and US averages

More About Nursing Home State Inspections:

  • Inspections are unannounced
  • Inspections are conducted by official state inspectors
  • Inspectors are health care professionals such as RNs and licensed social workers
  • A copy of each inspection report is sent to the nursing home after it is completed
  • If standards are not met, the nursing home must submit a plan of correction to the state
  • In some cases, a follow-up survey is made to verify deficiencies were corrected

Each state inspects Medicare/Medicaid certified nursing homes approximately every 1-2 years to assess compliance with federal standards of care such as adequacy of staffing, quality of care and cleanliness of facilities. The results of these inspections are technical in nature, therefore they are sometimes difficult for consumers to interpret.

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