Nursing Homes in America
From Care.com, Jan 28, 2019 (excerpt)
…The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have created a five-star, quality rating system for nursing homes to help families evaluate how a facility has performed based on the following three areas:
Health Inspections – based on the number, scope and severity of deficiencies identified during the two most recent annual inspection surveys, as well as substantiated findings from complaint investigations.
Staffing – based on two measures, solely related to the nursing staff: registered nurse hours per resident per day and total staffing hours (registered nurse + licensed practical nurse) per resident per day. (Other types of nursing home staff, such as clerical or housekeeping staff, are not included in this rating calculation).
Quality Measures – based on the performance of 16 quality measures: seven for short-term stay residents and nine for long-term stay residents.
The star rating is based on a scale of one to five, with five being a top score. Hawaii received the highest score at 3.93, followed closely by Washington, D.C., Florida, New Jersey and Colorado. …
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