Analysis of Federal Nursing Home Compare System Shows Levels of Care Vary Across the County

3353753616_c1d18324a7.jpgFinding a good nursing home for a loved one can be a difficult and emotional process. There are many factors to consider, including cost, activities offered to residents, staff-to-patient ratios, quality of care, and many others.

A recent statistical analysis was done by Scripps Howard on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Nursing Home Compare system, which includes about 15,700 nursing facilities. The Compare list, which uses a one to five star rating scale, is meant to be used as a starting point for families researching nursing homes. However, the Scripps Howard analysis highlights the difficulties in finding a good nursing home due to differences in levels of nursing home quality across the country.

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