Quality Care Information for Nursing Homes

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Does a nursing home provide quality care? That's an important factor when selecting a nursing home. The patient's health depends on it. WhereToFindCare.com has information on the quality of nursing homes. Below is an explanation of the data, where it comes from & how we calculate scores.

CMS quality measures
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requires all participating nursing homes to submit information on Medicare and Medicaid patients. The participating nursing homes are asked to document several measures. These reported measures can tell you how well nursing homes provided care for some of their patients.

WhereToFindCare.com simplifies data from CMS into one value, which we call the Medicare quality score. Each nursing home's Medicare quality score is the percentage of measures that met or exceeded the national average. Sometimes, in some cases, CMS feels a nursing home did not have enough patients to make a judgment on its quality. In these cases, the Medicare quality scores are not displayed.

WhereToFindCare.com quality score:
In addition, WhereToFindCare.com has it's own quality score. It is the percentage of people who rated their nursing home on WhereToFindCare.com and said they received quality care.

Where to find the quality scores
You'll find both quality scores (when available) on the nursing home's profile page under the quality scores section. For the Medicare quality score, we also list the details of each measure collected.

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Learn more about nursing homes:

Making arrangements at a nursing home
Tips for moving into a nursing home
How to select the best nursing home
What to look for during a nursing home tour
Tips for living at a nursing home