Nursing Home Compare

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Nursing Home Compare

Description

This Web site provides consumers with detailed information about the past performance of every Medicare- and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country. Other resources are available at the site to help consumers with their nursing home choices.

This Web site includes the following sections:

  • Find–Search for nursing homes by:
    • Geography
      • State
      • County
    • Proximity
      • City
      • ZIP code
    • Name
  • About
    • About Nursing Home Compare
    • Understanding nursing home quality measures
    • About nursing home inspections
    • About staffing
    • About Medicare coverage
  • Data details
    • Collecting and updating nursing home data
    • Note to nursing homes
  • Resources
    • Nursing home awareness campaigns
    • Nursing home publications
    • State Web sites with nursing home information
    • Alternatives to nursing home care
    • Resident rights
    • Related Web sites
    • Glossary of definitions
    • Download Nursing Home Compare data to your computer

For each nursing home, this database provides the following preliminary information:

  • Name, address, and telephone number
  • Date of last ownership change
  • Medicare and Medicaid participation
  • Initial date of certification
  • Total number of certified beds
  • Type of ownership
  • Located in a hospital?
  • Continuing care retirement community?
  • Resident and family councils

For each nursing home, this database provides the following detailed information:

  • Quality measures
  • Total number of health and fire safety deficiencies
  • Nursing staff and certified nursing assistant hours per resident per day
  • Mapping/directions
  • Contact information

Developer:

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Funding Sources:

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

History

Release Date: 2003
Review Date: 2008
Recent Summary: March 2008
Original Summary: September 2003
Last Updated: 04/11/08

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