Monday, December 22, 2008
Rating Nursing Homes
The WSJ reported last week that the Federal government has designed a system to rate the nation's nursing homes through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The system gives an overall rating as well as on health inspections, staffing, and quality measures. According to the article, the nursing home industry asserts that the system is too simplistic. One thing the nursing home industry and the government do agree on is that it is best for families to make in-person visits and do their homework before selecting a facility.