HA4120D – Management of Continuum Care Services
Discussion 08: Nursing Home Compare
Go to the Medicare.gov website (http://www.medicare.gov/) and search under the Quality Care Finder for Nursing Home Compare – type in your zip code. Detail the results you found for 5 nursing facilities in your area and how they compared based on the overall rating, health inspections, staffing, and quality measures. Do you believe this an accurate snapshot comparing facilities in your area? Would this information impact where you might place a loved one if he/she needed skilled nursing care? How do you think this tool would impact quality improvement within nursing facilities?
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