Nursing Home Rating Scale
The quality of care rendered in nursing homes has always been of interest to me. In addition to representing victims of traumatic brain injury, De Caro & Kaplen, LLPalso represents victims of nursing home abuse including patient’s who have sustained decubitus ulcers (bed sores), falls and brutality in nursing homes.
While it is important for families to always visit a nursing home before their loved one is admitted and to continue to monitor care once an admission takes place, some further information can now be obtained from a new system that rates nursing home care across the country.
A five star rating system has been established by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. This federal agency oversees the quality of care in the nation's nursing homes. You can access the nursing home ratings by clicking the highlighted text.
Hopefully this new information will benefit the public and cause nursing homes that fall below acceptable levels of care to provide more appropriate care to their residents.