The Medicare system we just discussed that helps families compare nursing home facilities provides a star rating for each category and a combined score in the form of an overall rating. The categories are Health Inspections, Staffing Levels, and Quality Measures.
The website, www.medicare.gov/NHCOMPARE, is also extremely helpful in that you can identify nursing homes by state, county, or city. You can research the Five-Star Quality Ratings for all nursing homes in a particular geographic area.
One can actually print out a “Nursing Home Checklist” which provides information about what to look for and what questions to ask when visiting a prospective nursing home. Along with this information, persons seeking a good, safe nursing home should be able to make an informed decision about the level of care offered by a facility.
Like our Toledo, Ohio nursing home negligence lawyers have said in previous blogs – choosing the right nursing home could help avoid injury accidents. If an accident has occurred, call our office for your free case evaluation and consultation.
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