Nursing Home Rating Systems – What to Know!

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There are over 900 nursing home facilities in the State of Ohio with over 80,000 residents. When considering a short term or long term nursing home for a loved one, it is important to research ratings to understand the quality of care to be expected. A below average rating can indicate a low quality of care for residents and patients of nursing homes. Every facility that is charged with caring for patients should take every action to attend to patients’ needs, keep them safe, and make sure they receive adequate medical attention.

Factors that are considered when rating a nursing home include:

  • Health inspections-Most nursing home facilities accept Medicare and Medicare; therefore are subject to federal regulations and yearly inspections
  • Staffing-the amount of nursing care and physical therapy care received by patients is an indicator of quality of care
  • Rehabilitation-Self reported and claims-based quality measures for short and long term stay.

Deciding to move a loved one into a nursing home can be difficult and emotional. Researching the ratings of these facilities can help ensure the decision is informed, and ease the process. Have you or a loved one suffered an injury due to nursing home negligence and decided to take action? Does a family member need help filing nursing home negligence claims? Contact my office immediately. As your attorney I’ll be there for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®

Author: Tim Misny | For over four decades, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in birth injurymedical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death and nursing home negligence cases. Serving ClevelandAkron/CantonColumbusDayton and neighboring communities. You can reach Tim by email at misnylaw.com/ask-tim-a-question/ or call at 877.944.4373.

 

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Researching and Understanding Ratings Systems for Nursing Home Facilities
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In order to ease the decision of moving a loved one into a nursing home facility, research can be helpful. Finding a facility with a high quality of care can come easier when ratings are taken into consideration. Understanding how nursing home facilities are rated can assist in choosing a facility with a high quality of care expectation.
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