How Does Your Nursing Home Rate?
The federal government recently revised its five-star rating system for Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing homes. The information contributing to the updated rating system is more accurate and better informs families and caregivers as they choose a nursing home for their loved one.
Prior to these new revisions, 80% of nursing homes rated as five-star facilities. With the new rating system, experts expect it to drop to 49%.
You can search this website to find a high-rated nursing home or check to see how your nursing home compares to others in your community: http://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare/?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1
You can learn more about the new rating system and challenges in the nursing home industry in this Diane Rhem Show recording: http://thedianerehmshow.org/shows/2015-03-11/rating-the-quality-of-americas-nursing-homes