Saturday, November 10, 2007

Nursing Home Compare

Here's a neat tool from The United States Department of Health and Human Services -- it's called Medicare's Nursing Home Compare

The primary purpose of this tool is to provide detailed information about the past performance of every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country.

What Can You Use it For?

1. Find out What's Where -- Locate Nursing Homes by Name, City, State, County, Zip, or Proximity
2. Contact information -- Get Contact info for Every Nursing Home in your search.
3. Detailed Information -- Like number of certified beds, ownership info, and much more.
4. Compare Homes Side by Side -- Find out who has safety and fire deficiencies (A finding as a result of the annual health inspection or a complaint inspection, that a nursing home did not meet a federal or state health statute or regulation based upon observation of the nursing home’s performance, practices or conditions in the facility.)
5. Quantity of Care -- CNA and Nursing Staff hours per patient per day.