About The Residents
This information will allow comparisons to be made among nursing homes about the proportion of residents with a particular condition. In addition, it can be used to help you decide what type of questions you may want to ask when you visit the nursing home.
This data alone should not be used to make a decision. It is important to use these numbers only as a starting point. High or low percentages may be the result of factors other than quality. Percentages for a particular measure may vary widely among nursing homes.
You should plan to visit the nursing home before making a decision. In addition, you should use this information in conjunction with the state inspection results found in the "About State Inspection Deficiencies" section of this report.
It is important to note that these characteristics are reported by the nursing home and are not audited.
Reference: The Official U.S. Government Site for People with Medicare